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Choose the Right School Lockers
On the hunt for school lockers for sale? If you’re not quite sure what size school locker you need, what finish is best or whether you need any additional features such as charging points in your educational setting, we’re here to help! We've put together this simple guide highlighting types of lockers and their features to help you narrow down your selection from the many options available.
Standard steel lockers come with optional anti-bacterial coating. This powder coated finish helps to prevent viruses and bacteria such as MRSA and E.Coli from infecting and spreading across surfaces. These lockers are ideal for schools and higher education environments such as colleges and universities where there is high traffic and germs are prone to spreading.
Plastic lockers are also ideal for school environments as they can be stored indoors or outdoors. This can be a space-saving technique if there is limited space indoors, space outside can be utilised. This material is easy to maintain, hardwearing and water resistant. The polyethylene plastic material can withstand general wear & tear providing strength and durability for everyday use.
Half height school lockers
Half height school lockers are ideal for primary school environments where younger students can easily access their own storage space comfortably. Many primary schools may already use metal coat hooks and racks or but lockers are another option for keeping personal belongings safe.
Changing Room Lockers
Before purchasing lockers for changing rooms there are a few things to consider – the space provided and the budget. Multi-compartment and nested lockers are the best choice when purchasing for limited space. These lockers are great value for money and ideal for changing rooms as pupils can store away valuables, clothes, shoes and bags.
We offer a range of single and double-sided bench seats with coat hooks or hangers that are ideal for changing rooms. Students can use the benches when changing or as a place to rest bags and/or shoes. We will also be introducing our new range of bench seats soon that will be available offline and online.
Laptop Storage & Charging Lockers
Laptop or charging laptop lockers are ideal for schools or higher education environments such as universities and colleges as there has been an increase in the use of laptops and iPads over desktop computers. We sell a wide range of both charging & non-charging laptop lockers in a variety of colours and door options to suit your institution’s needs.
The mains reasons to purchase laptop/charging lockers in schools include;
- Device storage
- Battery charging
- Charging mobile phones and other devices
Both charging and non-charging are frequently used in educational sectors however there is a significant difference in price between the two. Depending on the needs of the school, you can look to purchase the non-charging option while also saving the pennies.
Cube lockers are much smaller and compact which makes them the ideal option for smaller spaces as they can be stacked on top of one another. Thanks to their size, they are also very versatile so they can suit many commercial environments including, schools, colleges, universities, offices and more. Moreover, cube lockers are usually made from a robust steel so they are robust and durable
School locker design features to consider
Ventilation is an important factor when choosing lockers for educational environments in order to keep schools odour-free, especially when items such as sports clothing and food are being stored
As there has been an increase in potentially dangerous items entering schools, lockers could possibly be the main place to hide them. Vision panel lockers are a great way to prevent these issues as these lockers will offer visual security.
There are many different lock options to consider depending on the use of the lockers. If lockers are shared, we suggest a 4-digit combination lock for easy access between pupils or a hasp lock so pupils can simply bring their own padlock. With digital combination locks, there is a master key option available if teachers need to gain access.
If each pupil has their own locker you can opt for combination locks, or traditional key locks (cylinder locks). Each pupil will get his or her own key or combination for easy access. With each of these options spare keys, master keys or codes can be made or reset to allow staff access to the lockers if they need to be emptied or checked. Always consider the size of the locker door when purchasing different lock options.
Different lock options available include;
- Hasp & Staple (padlock)
- Cylinder (accessed with a key)
- Coin Return
- 4 Digit Combination Lock*
- Electronic Combination Lock*
Which school lockers are right for you?
We know schools are often faced with limited space and a strict budget when purchasing lockers. Therefore, to avoid regular costly renovations or replacements, we advise it is best to cover all areas before purchasing.
- Choose good quality lockers that can withstand daily wear and tear
- Plan how many lockers are needed based on the number of students and the space available for use
- Choose locker size/spec based on what is being stored in them, for example, are the lockers needed for storing sports equipment and clothing, laptops or personal belongings?
At Manutan, we offer a wide range of lockers, bench seats and accessories that can be used in educational sectors with more products coming your way!
If you need help selecting the right product we have a friendly team of product experts to help you – call us on 0800 652 6000 or email us at email@example.com
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School Lockers For Sale
Manutan are specialist suppliers of school lockers, and we sell a range of products which designed to be used in school environments; from gym and changing room lockers to store PE uniforms and trainers, to traditional school lockers with space for items like textbooks, folders, coats and other school essentials. We also sell adjusted, half height lockers designed to take into account younger users, with proportional dimensions as well as lockers with additional features such as laptop charging.
Our school lockers come in a variety of sizes and styles, depending on what you need them for and what space you have available. IT and computer rooms, for example, would benefit from our charging laptop lockers, which allow for the safe and secure storage for students’ laptops whilst also allowing you to keep them charged and ready for use. Browse our full range of school lockers and order online today.
What is a School Locker?
A school locker is a broad category of lockers and storage solutions that will provide the most benefit to schools, to a wide range of year groups and large selection of different classes. Whether you need storage solutions for electronic devices, well-ventilated lockers for PE kits and changing rooms or secure storage for valuables and school essentials, you’ll find what you need in our selection of school lockers. If you can't find the product you’re looking for, please do contact us and a member of our friendly sales team will be happy to help.
School Lockers FAQ's
A storage locker is a type of storage solution that allows you to keep items including personal belongings, equipment and resources safe. There are many types of storage lockers available which are suited to settings such as schools, offices and gyms. Take a look at our blog What is a storage locker?for more information.Why do lockers have vents?
Vents in lockers help to prevent bad odours from building by allowing clean air to circulate them. Find out more on why lockers have vents and their benefits here.How wide is a locker door?
How wide a locker door is will vary across types of lockers. Find out more on the dimensions of different lockers here.How much do school lockers cost?
The price of school lockers will vary depending on their size and features but here at Manutan, our standard high-quality school lockers start from just £55.24 per unit.
How tall is a school locker?
Heights of lockers vary across different styles and models but the standard height of a school locker is approximately 1800mm/1.8m. Find out more in our article 'School lockers: your questions answered'Where to buy school lockers
You can buy school lockers to suit a range of budgets and educational needs online here at Manutan. You can shop by category or get in touch if you have any specific requirements - we’d love to hear from you!
Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Why not read through some of our latest articles on school lockers to help you decide which products will be best for your educational environment. From detailing standard locker dimensions to how to install a locker shelf and keep your school lockers smelling fresh, our team has just about covered it all!