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3 Things to Consider when Choosing Steel Lockers

Once you’ve browsed the many varieties of steel lockers for sale, it’s often a pretty daunting task to decide on which ones are best for your needs. Even though most steel lockers may seem similar at first, many factors must be taken into account in deciding if they suit your requirements.  Whether you’re using steel lockers for workplaces, schools, gyms or anything in between, there are many sizes, styles and finishes available. As leading providers of the best range of quality steel lockers South Africa has to offer, we at Krost have put together a small list of points you should take into account before you make your purchase.

Who will be using your new lockers?

Adults in an office and children in a school have vastly different needs when it comes to personal storage space. Adult lockers can be taller and therefore can accommodate more items, and can be split into several compartments, whereas lockers for small children would more appropriately be three-quarter or half-height so that they can reach the locking mechanism and the interior shelves. When choosing lockers, try to imagine exactly what the user would want and need before you decide which model to buy.

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What are they storing?

Choosing the right steel lockers depends in large part on what will be stored inside them. If they are only meant to hold valuables like small bags, wallets, keys and cell phones (for example, at a public beach or swimming pool), only small lockers will be required.

If, on the other hand, you’re operating a high-end gym, your members will be expecting large, full sized lockers with room for valuables, space for a large bag, and a clothes hanging rail, so that their business suits don’t get wrinkled while they catch an early-morning workout session.

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How many units will you require?

If you require a very large number of steel lockers, you might consider going for the nested style – where the lockers are joined together side by side during manufacture. These lockers share side panels, meaning that money is saved on materials and installation. One downside, though, is that the lockers cannot be separated and reconfigured, so if you predict the need to rearrange the locker area in the future, you’d be better off going with single, freestanding units. Smaller lockers also mean more units can be squeezed into the same amount of space, so take all of this into account before you take the plunge.

To learn more about Krost Shelving’s range of strong and sturdy steel lockers, or for guidance on choosing the right lockers for your requirements, contact us by emailing sales@krostshelving.com.

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