Some schools in the United States have been reported to have abolished the use of lockers. Security concerns are cited as the reason for this, with the concern being that lockers may be used to store contraband items such as weapons or drugs or pornographic material. There has been some controversy over in what circumstances school authorities or law-enforcement officials are permitted to search lockers, with or without informing the users, or with or without the users being present at the time of the search, and it has been considered a civil liberties issue, particularly in the U.S.
These designer steel lockers are built to last and feature cool colors that kids and teens will love. Great for storing school supplies, books, back packs, clothes, shoes, and much more. All lockers are Greenguard Certified. Durable welled steel construction with poser coat finish. Louvered vents on doors for proper air ventilation. Recessed handle with finger-lift latch will accommodate a padlock (not included). Single tier locker includes top compartment shelf, two side hooks and center hook.
Lockers are usually physically joined together side by side in banks, and are commonly made from steel, although wood, laminate, and plastic are other materials sometimes found. Steel lockers which are banked together share side walls, and are constructed by starting with a complete locker; further lockers may then be adding by constructing the floor, roof, rear wall, door, and just one extra side wall, the existing side wall of the previous locker serving as the other side wall of the new one. The walls, floors, and roof of lockers may be either riveted together (the more traditional method) or, more recently, welded together.
Vanguard lockers feature right-hand butt hinges recessed into the doorframe to prevent tampering and forced entry. Office lockers include tamper-proof chrome plated latching handles that provide smooth fingertip operation. Locker doors feature mortis and tenon construction with spot welding for rigidity. Continuous door strikes ensure secure closure; strikes are padded to dampen noise. Latching channels have nylon glides to reduce sound when opening or closing. Legs add 6" to height. Single Tier Storage Lockers have 3-point latching (top, bottom and sides); 18D Lockers include coat hooks and coat rod. Double Tier and Triple Tier Employee Lockers have 2-point latching (top and bottom). Includes coat rod. Six Tier Box Lockers have friction latch and hasp (padlocks sold separately). 16 Person Lockers include sixteen 12W x 18D x 12H compartments and a center coat rod. Recommended to anchor steel lockers to floor and/or wall for safety. Powder coat finish available in the following colors: Gray, Champagne, Marine Blue, or Burgundy.
Division 10 — Specialties Lockers: Division 10 — Specialties is a category within the National Master Specification (NMS) set of guidelines developed by Public Works and Government Services Canada. Division 10 — Specialties items that could be required within a locker room (to meet commercial building and construction regulations) are lockers, washroom accessories, toilet compartments, and toilet partitions. Lockers are constructed of two sides: a back, top and a bottom. Different types of materials are used in locker manufacturing, offering a wide variety of metal lockers, stainless steel lockers, solid plastic lockers, solid phenolic lockers, and custom lockers. A padlock is the most common way to lock a locker; however, you can also use a keyed cylinder lock, built in combination locks or keypad locks. There are a lot of optional extras that can be utilized for lockers, for example: bases, sloping tops, end panels, customized shelves and hooks as well as the locking method (coin-operated lockers are another option). The environment is the best way to distinguish what type of locker will be required for which type of space. For example, if you are putting gym lockers into a humid area, or anywhere close to showers, stainless steel or solid plastic lockers would be most suitable because they are moisture-resistant and rust-resistant. Wood lockers would not be appropriate for this type of environment because the moisture from the humidity would rot the wood.
We also help you hit another trend: green. We create eco-friendly lockers that deliver high LEED scores, and our UV-cured, zero-VOC finishes ensure that your locker room never has that chemical smell. And to keep your locker room looking great, we offer locker surfaces like Phenolic which are perfect for moist environments, and Nanolam, which resists scratches and fingerprints.