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Year in review: Overcoming the challenges of 2020

The 2020 we all experienced was not the 2020 any of us had planned to have. It has been a challenging year for all of us and a year of widespread changes as to how we all live.

As we look ahead to 2021, Premier Lockers is grateful for the resounding support we have received from new clients and returning clients this year. Here’s a year in review snapshot from us to you and a look ahead to 2021.

Lockers built to last and designed to endure

As many workforces started returning to their offices mid-year, lockers featured heavily as employers and facility managers sought a way to create a buffer between the outside environments and their closed off indoor environments.

We provided in-depth guidance to those who needed help in choosing the best lockers for their needs and for their environment. Our 10 top tips for choosing your new lockers will come in handy for facility managers and employers tasked with purchasing lockers in 2021 and beyond.

Industry focus: Education

Early in 2020 mobile phone bans in public school classrooms was a hot topic as public schools in Victoria and Tasmania trialled a ban on student phones in the classrooms. We fielded many inquiries from schools that were looking into how they could better manage students’ mobile phones at school.

Moving further into 2020, we spoke with a lot of schools throughout Australia about how school lockers could provide a buffer between the school environment and the outdoor environment that would help keep students safe at school.

Education case study: Point Cook P-9 College

Early 2020 saw Premier Lockers work with Point Cook P-9 College in Melbourne to supply 450 new lockers for the school’s Secondary students for the start of the school year. Secondary School students had access to a limited number of lockers that were dated, weathered, inconveniently located location, and rarely utilised.

“We had to come up with a solution that would enable the lockers to be placed outside,” explains Premier Lockers’ Director Jim McAlinden. “There was a quite involved consultation process. We tried different locations and there were lots of discussions with school staff.”

After assessing the school’s existing lockers, our locker experts recommended 450 two-door heavy duty plastic lockers, with provisions for their own padlocks.

As well as Point Cook P-9 College, we worked with a number of schools in 2020 and look forward helping more schools with their locker needs in the New Year.

Industry focus: Government


2020 was a challenging year for essential services organisations throughout Australia, especially for first responders working in healthcare organisations and hospitals. We provided guidance on what design features to look out for when choosing the best lockers for essential services teams.

Merry Christmas to you and yours

While 2020 was in many ways, a challenging year, we want to sincerely thank all of our customers who sought Premier Lockers out for their locker needs over the last 12 months. We wish you a Merry Christmas and happy, fun, and safe holiday. Catch you in 2021!

Should you need us over the holiday period, we are available every day of the year.

Is your organisation is considering purchasing lockers in 2021? We invite you to view the largest range of lockers in Australia at the Premier Lockers website.