Manufactured in South Africa, these sturdily-built metal lockers from Krost Shelving offer a degree of flexibility that now sees them in a range of applications as numerous as it is varied. There is probably no one who, before reaching his or her teen years, has not already needed to make use of one of these ubiquitous, handy storage units.
More than likely it began in high school when, for the first time, he or she may have needed a place in which to stow a cap, a lunch box for the break, sports gear for extra-murals or sundry items such as frogs and catapults that may have been less than welcome in the classroom. For those choosing to study further the need would have continued into varsity, though the contents of those steel lockers would have probably changed somewhat.
Whether choosing to quit school upon completing standard 8, settling for a matric pass or going on to pursue a degree, most of us will, at some stage, be required to start earning a living. In practice there can be relatively few working environments in which some form of storage facility for personal possessions such as clothing or valuables will not prove to be a requirement.
The most obvious occupation in which such facilities are essential are those that involve the wearing of a uniform or some form of protective clothing. Hospitals and clinics are a classic example in which surgeons and other theatre personnel are required to store their normal clothing and don sterile scrubs – a situation in which metal lockers, such as those for sale from Krost Shelving can, once again, prove to be an ideal choice.
While the surgical scrubs are designed to protect the patient, in other environments it is often the personal safety of the worker that is the prime concern. Locations such as mines, laboratories and the factory floor can all be hazardous locations and in a number of such situations the wearing of protective clothing has now become a legal requirement and one that, naturally, also gives rise to the parallel need for metal lockers for safe storage.
At the end of the day or when it’s time to take some annual leave, we may still be faced with a temporary storage requirement. That night club, where you like to unwind probably provides facilities to store your handbag or mobi while you boogie the night away. Likewise if you’re popping down to the coast for a summer break and need somewhere safe in your hotel to keep valuables, there’s every chance you will be offered one of the steel lockers for sale from Krost.