Durability, appearance, size, and security are all aspects that should be taken into consideration when choosing new lockers for your school. Lockers need to be able to withstand constant rough and frequent use, while being large enough to hold all of your students school items.
There are many choices available when it comes to buying lockers, you should base your research around four main points.
To help you choose the best lockers for your needs we have compiled a list for you to make your research easier. Here is What to Look for When Buying New Lockers for your School.
The durability and longevity of your new lockers is your number one priority. This should be the central point of your research as a return on investment (ROI) is what everyone is ultimately looking for.
Metal or steel lockers are a good choice for school locker rooms and are the most common choice. Steel lockers are sturdy and provide great security protection.
Laminate lockers are another great choice when it comes to durability. They can be slightly more expensive to buy, however, they are resistant to dents and scratches and can withstand years of daily use.
If you need to buy lockers for a locker room or area with high humidity than solid plastic could be what you are looking for. Solid plastic lockers are a great option, as they provide a solid construction and are waterproof so they can be easily cleaned.
The second aspect of lockers you should look at is security. School lockers provide students with a place to store their school items while they are in class. Nowadays, students are bringing many very valuable and expensive items to school such as clothing, cellphones, and laptops.
Although the responsibility of the items brought to school may lay with the students, it is good for schools to do what they can to prevent theft and vandalism of students personal items.
Other lockers to look at for your school would be electronic lock ups for laptops and fireproof cabinets for sensitive documents like files. These items demand higher security protection from theft or fire as they are items that are expensive or impossible to replace.
Size is an important aspect of locker purchase. For daycare, primary school, or areas where a book bag and some textbooks are the only thing being stored than cubbies or small lockers would work perfectly. However, high school students need a little more space. High school students require more space than younger students as there is a lot more school work and things that are needed during the school day.
Another thing you should know is how much space you have to work with. If you are looking for lockers for a change room than half lockers would provide more space in the locker room which can be used for more lockers or other locker room accessories.
The appearance of your lockers is very another very important aspect to your search. Having quality lockers with aesthetically-pleasing appearance can help prevent or reduce vandalism and helps your school look more modern and clean. A great option for colours is to use your school colours which can help strengthen the school spirit and brand.
Plastic lockers come in a wide variety of styles and colours, and can be mixed to have fun and modern feel which can make students feel good and want to come to school to learn.
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