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How to choose the best locker for your needs: Part 2

For some, a locker is merely a utility. But lockers can be so much more than that just a lockable metal or plastic cupboard, and they can say a lot about your organisation. When choosing the best lockers for your needs, at Premier Lockers we believe there are many options that need to be considered.

Whether you need school lockers, storage lockers, gym lockers, bench lockers, or business lockers, Premier Lockers can work with you to help you make the right choice. Taking the time to think through it will reward you with the right product that will serve your specific needs for many years to come.

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10 top tips for choosing your new lockers

There are 10 key considerations that Premier Lockers believes are critical for choosing the best lockers for your needs. In part one of this two-part blog, we looked at:

  • how your new lockers will be used;
  • how to get the most out of your budget;
  • how the environment lockers are placed in impacts material choice;
  • determining size requirements; and
  • custom designed lockers.

Now, let’s look at the next five important things that need to be considered when choosing your new lockers.


Your choice of lockers says something about the pedigree and positioning of your organisation. Whether tucked away in a staff room, or placed near the entrance to your facility, think about what impression you want your lockers to make about your organisation. Colours and feel play a significant role, so consider the paint finish and your choice of material.

Locking systems

While considering presentation and functionality, don’t forget the primary purpose of your new lockers – securing valuables under lock and key. At Premier Lockers our clients can use our lockers to store everything from firearms and sensitive documents to computer hardware, textbooks, mobile phones, and dirty gym gear.

What will be stored in your lockers will determine what level of locking system is required, ranging from padlocks and simple key locks to card access lock to  digital locks and other types of locking mechanisms (available via custom design). Talk to an expert to determine what is right for you.

External design features

Think about how your users will want to use your new lockers – but also think about how you want them to use your new lockers. Does the locker top need to be flat for added storage of large items? Or would you prefer a sloping top to avoid clutter piling up? Do you want your lockers raised off the floor, or sitting flush? Keep in mind special considerations your users may have along with any location considerations you may have.

Internal design features

Internal design features may include shelving, hooks for hanging items, and assorted compartments for organising valuables and small items. Also, don’t underestimate the importance of proper ventilation.

Locker life cycle and maintenance

Choosing the best lockers for your needs is an investment. Discuss the life cycle of your new lockers and the periodical maintenance that may be required with your supplier before making a purchase. This could impact the material you choose (plastic versus metal).

Missed part one of this two-part blog series? We encourage you to go back and read it now to get our first five tips for choosing the best locker for your needs. That way, you will have all the knowledge required to confidently choose the best locker for your locker needs.

Get started today

Need help? Talk to New Zealand’s locker experts today to make choosing your new lockers a premier experience. We are available to provide free quotations, product information and expert guidance 7 days a week. Call Premier Lockers on 0800 146 199 to get started.