How to Design a Physical Education Locker Room

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There are many variations of lockers available on the market, so how do you choose just the right one?

When it comes to choosing or designing lockers for Physical Education class applications, there are size and security considerations.

Following are some guidelines to help you make an informed decision:

Size:

For Physical Education lockers, you need to choose a locker that can accommodate:
-Books
-Street Clothes
-Backpacks, etc.
For this application, we recommend the 15″ x 15″ x 24″ triple tier locker.  This heavy duty locker will accommodate all of your student’s needs.

Features include:
-Full mini louvers (not perforated!), providing added ventilation while maintaining security
-Heavy Duty 14 gauge steel doors
-Heavy Duty 20 gauge steel bottoms
-Single point locking when using padlock and in a boy’s locker room
-Recessed Handle lift type in a girl’s locker room
-And, with a LIFETIME WARRANTY, you can rest assured your investment is protected.
These lockers are also available in a 15″ x 15″ x 18″ four tier configuration. A backpack and street clothes will fit but it is tight.

If you absolutely do not have enough space for four tier, then do a box locker triple tier combination.
Box lockers six tier 12x15x12/72 and triple tier 15x15x24/72.  The triple tiers need to be enough for the largest PE class.  The triple tier is where the student locks his backpack and street clothes when in PE class. She puts her lock back on PE locker when class is over.

Ventilation:

Use full mini louver as stated above for strength and security. We have recommended a 14 gauge door, so keep all the steel do not perforate, and throw all that steel you paid for by stamping big holes in the door.  Standard louvers are also acceptable.

Security:

Security is better with mini louvers than perforated because you can’t see in the locker.  If you can’t see in you do not see valuables.  A full mini louver will give you maximum ventilation and anti-theft protection.

Use built in locks if possible, there are some great new lock designs and with built in locks all doors are locked whether or not a student is using it.  Doors lock automatically and student does not have to remember to lock his padlock. Also trash does not accumulate in unlocked lockers.  If using 6 tier locker/ double tier or triple tier combination then you must use padlocks.

Hope this was helpful.