Important factors to consider on locker room design and choice of locker.

The size and choice of the locker compartment type will be determined by the items to be stored e.g. the need to hang garments, size of bags/holdalls, the storage of motor cycle helmets and footwear etc. There may be a need to keep workwear separately from personal clothing.

If hygiene is important consider a factory fitted sloping top option on lockers.

This prevents an unwanted build up of dirt and debris and also encourages storage within the locker and not on top of the locker. Locker stands will raise the locker off the floor to provide cleaning access and clear of harmful floor cleaning chemicals.

In dry changing room environmentslockers can be floor mounted. In wet areas it is important to raise the locker off the floor using locker stands.

Check floor surfaces are level, lockers are designed to be floor standing. To overcome uneven floors locker stands are supplied with adjustable feet.
If users are changing footwear, it would be useful to offer bench seating or an integral seat and stand option.

If there is a need to air damp clothing – then consider lockers where compartments are big enough to hang garments. Also consider perforated holes in doors to increase air circulation.

Consider the type of lock carefully, the choices are…. key cam lock, padlock type fitting, £1 coin return or token return lock, 4 digit combination locks and electronic rfid locks. Remember during installation to database keys to a locker compartment for easier key management.

Consider additional locker accessories, e.g. hanging rail, vinyl numbering, extra keys, master keys etc.

Is there a need for locker compartments to be visually monitored? vision panel doors allow inspection from outside of the locker.

Finally, it is important to consider the factors relating to the delivery of lockers and their installation e.g. how best to manage the removal of old lockers and the contents of the compartments, delivery access – vehicle size restrictions, can the installation be carried out during normal working hours. The availability of suitable handling and lifting equipment, remembering nested lockers are more difficult to handle than single lockers.