Looking for a locker that will not corrode and rust will withstand the elements and is both tough and durable then you need the Extreme plastic locker. Splash-proof –The locker can happily be placed in damp environments, for example outside under cover or next to a swimming pool. The polyethene will not rust or corrode unlike steel lockers
Available in a range of attractive bright colours Grey bodies, doors available in 4 colour options; red, yellow, green or blue, three locker heights 450mm, 600mm and 900mm that can be stacked to form locker combinations.
Locking methods available are cam, hasp and coin return locks. There is also available sloping tops and locker stands.
Highly Vandal Resistant – Made of tough polyethene material. The thick plastic doors and body are rigid and will not flex and bend, unlike thin steel lockers.
Very Strong Hinge that can withstand 3200N before breaking
• Three sizes available (450, 600 and 900mm high)
• Base size 320mm x 460mm
• Grey bodies with blue, red, yellow or green doors
• Label position and air vents on all models
• Lock Options – Key Lock, Swivel catch (for use with a padlock) or Coin Return locks available
• Can be stacked and nested together using specially marked fixing points, ensuring existing installations can be added to at any time in the future.
Leisure lockers how to choose
Why is it important to specify the correct leisure lockers? The specification determines the cost of the product. There is little point paying for features that you do not need or would not use. So specifying the correct product can ensure you get the most appropriate product and still save you money.
Items to consider when buying leisure lockers
- Is it a wet area, showers or steamy?
- Is the use light or heavy?
- What locks are needed?
- Do the locks need to be used in a wet area?
- Is the locker going outside?
- Coin locks, what denomination is to be used?
- Coin locks, do you want to keep the money?
Dry area leisure lockers
If you have a dry area and need lockers, then a standard heavy-duty mild steel locker with laminate doors is probably your best option. Our System 1300HD range of lockers is extremely robust and is available with Arpa or Formica compact grade laminate doors. This locker is available in one to six doors. The standard locker is 1775mm high with widths from 300mm to 450mm and depths from 300mm to 550mm.
One of the main savings with dry area lockers is the locks; if you do not need wet area, locks the costs are much reduced. For a dry area coin lock, the saving can be as much as 40%. The same range of wet locks can be fitted to both wet and dry lockers.
With this locker you do not need to have end panels, they are available if you like, though they are not a requirement. Also, the lockers can be mounted directly on to the floor though stands are valuable if needed.
Budget wet area leisure lockers
This locker is our System 1300WHD a full wet specification version of the above locker. The main fractures are that
the steel carcase and shelves have been replaced with aluminium, and the door frame is stainless steel. The carcase
is epoxy powder coated in a single colour from our standard colour range. The locker doors are manufactured from compact grade laminate from our Arpa or Formica range. Compact grade laminate is completely water resistant.
With wet specification lockers, you need to ensure that your choice of locks is also a wet specification. There are a large number of coin, cam, hasp, Rfid and electronic combination locks available.
Leisure centre lockers
This locker is a full wet specification locker designed for use in high footfall areas such as local authority leisure centres. The robustness of this locker means that with regular maintenance you would expect to achieve a lifespan of more than 10 years.
The System 2000 locker is constructed of aluminium extrusions, high impact plastic shelves and an aluminium body. Locker doors are manufactured from compact grade laminate from our Arpa or Formica range.
This locker is available with compartments one through to six doors. The standard locker is 1800mm high with widths 300mm and 400mm depths from 450mm to 500mm.
With wet specification lockers, you need to ensure that your choice of locks is also a wet specification. There is a large number of coin, cam, hasp, Rfid and electronic combination locks available.
With this locker, you need to ensure you have good plinth to mount the lockers on as they need to be flat and level. If Builders plinths are not available, we have a range of wet specification locker stands that can be used to raise the locker off the floor.
End panels are required for all exposed end of runs we provide both single and double end panels. Double end panels are used for back-to-back runs of lockers.
The only suitable external locker is our eXtreme plastic locker, this locker is extremely robust and unaffected by water. Though the locker is not watertight it has proved to be a good storage solution for schools with little space and environments with harsh climates. The locker can be supplied with key, hasp or coin-operated locks.
For further information call sales at 01284 749211
Locker key wrist straps, we have been producing for over 2 years and it has been an incredible success. During this time, we have increased the size of the wrist strap numbers and added more colours to the range. The wrist strap is manufactured completely from high-grade polymer so there are no metal parts other than the brass rivet, which is concealed. The lack of metal buckles makes the strap safer for both the users and other customers, making the strap perfect for use with water slides. The straps feel good to wear and are easy to use for both adults and children.
Wrist strap specification
It is a one size fits all wrist strap, manufactured from a high-grade polymer. The buckle key holder and strap are moulded in one piece. Wrist straps are available in the following colours, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, White, Grey and Black. The numbers are applied to the straps using our hot foil printer in the factory. The numbers are 5mm high and can range from 0 to 9999 numbers are either black or white dependent on wrist strap colour. Rivets are brass and easily fitted with no special tools or skills. The wrist strap will fit most keys that will take a 4mm rivet; known keys that fit our straps are Ojmar, L&F, ASSA, Helmsman, Probe, and Prospect.
Wrist strap durability
The best way to explain this is previous to us producing our own wrist strap we used to purchase them from another leading producer. One of our major service customers with 20 leisure centres had 2 locker services a year and we used to fit approximately 700 wrist straps a time. Now we use our own wrist straps we only use approximately 100 straps a service. This has resulted in a large saving, increased uptime and a better customer experience.
Safe contractor approved status achieved by Total Locker Service
Total Locker Service has now added Safe Contractor to its list of accreditations.
We already have Construction Line accreditation along with Acclaim and SSIP safety schemes in procurement.
Our directors are qualified to IOSH Leading safely and IOSH Managing safely and are committed to ensuring our staff are given the training needed to ensure we maintain our Zero accident record.
Our service engineers and management posses CSCS cards.
We train all our staff in working near, vulnerable adults and children.
Wet area lockers, we have a selection that will meet your needs, our lockers range comprises of
- System 2000 laminate door leisure lockers
- Extreme plastic lockers for use out door and in aggressive environments
- Budget laminate door wet are lockers
- Budget wet area metal lockers
All our lockers are available with a wide range of locking mechanisms from key locks, padlock swivel hasps, mechanical combination locks, electronic combination locks, coin locks and more.
All are coin locks are compatible with the new £1 coin that is due for release in 2017. Therefore, there is no need to worry about changing the locks.
System 2000 plant on door
System 2000 wet area lockers provides a package where good looks can be achieved within a budget, without sacrificing strength and security. The package is suitable for both wet and dry area use. The ideal sports locker designed for as a swimming pool locker thought equally at home as gym lockers, the ideal swimming locker. They are designed for use in high footfall areas where you need a strong good looking product designed to last. This product has a choice of Formica or Arpa compact grade laminate.
Budget metal wet are lockers with metal or laminate doors
Or budget wet area locker is ideally suited to medium and light duty leisure use with its stainless steel door, door frame, aluminium carcase and shelf’s it is unaffected by moisture making it ideal for changing rooms with showers. With 2 carcase colours and 10 door colours to choose from you should be able to select a suitable colour. This locker is available with a wide selection of locking options the standard options are key locks and hasp locks though it available with coin return, coin collect, mechanical combination locks and electronic combination locks which are just some of the lock options.
If you are looking for a rust free locker for a wet changing room then this is the ideal product for you
Stainless steel doors and door frame
Aluminium body and shelves
Locker powder coated, choice of colour
Compartments 1 to 6 doors
Sloping top lockers available
Standard locking options cam locks, 2 keys, swivel hasp
Locking options coin return, coin collect, mechanical combination locks and electronic combination locks
Locker size 1775mm high x 300mm wide x 450mm deep
Laminate door available, laminate from our Arpa or Formica range
eXtreme Outdoor Lockers
The eXtreme plastic locker range offers an innovative approach to the issues of durability and space saving thanks
to its robust design.
Like many lockers, these are strong and durable, but they are also extremely weather resistant, which makes them ideal for outdoor use. You do not have to worry about rusting or damage caused by cold or damp conditions, so they are perfect for sports facilities such as tennis or golf clubs or even water parks and theme parks.
The eXtreme range comes in three sizes. Each locker has a base of 320mm x 460mm, but the heights vary between 450mm, 600mm, and 900mm. They are made from a tough polyethylene material and the hinge can endure an incredible amount of pressure, which offers a great level of protection to the valuables stored inside. The body is a simple grey colour, but the doors come in a choice of blue, red, yellow or green. These vivid colours can brighten up a corridor or changing room. A variety of locking mechanisms are available, including cam, hasp and coin locks. Each eXtreme locker comes with air vents, which helps keep the compartment fresh, and a space for a label or number for identification purposes.
Where to use them?
As well as being great for any outdoor location, these plastic lockers offer some great advantages for internal use. Being resistant to water makes them easy to clean and therefore a hygienic option. You can even hose clean them, making them a great option for swimming pool changing rooms, and ideal for use in food preparation areas or wet rooms .
Their chemical and structural robustness makes the eXtreme range ideal for all sorts of working environments where conditions can be challenging, such as factories, warehouses, oil rigs or construction sites. They are particularly popular as school lockers and for use in colleges because in addition to them withstanding vandalism well, the option to store them outside frees up a great deal of internal space.
The eXtreme™ plastic locker offers a vast improvement over conventional metal lockers.
Disabled Swimming: A Sense of Freedom in the Pool
Robin Surgeoner MBE is a former Team GB Paralympic swimmer. Robin, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, won nine gold medals between 1984 and 1992. He’s now involved in music, poetry and empowerment training.
Robin’s wife and kids use wheelchairs too, so he is something of an expert when it comes to accessibility. That’s why he co-founded The Accessible Planet, a website that compiles all sorts of useful information for Disabled People – from wheelchair accessible vehicles to holiday camps for children with learning disabilities.
If I could breathe underwater, I’d live in the pool
Swimming is extremely popular among people who have disabilities and Robin thinks that’s because of the freedom of movement it offers.
“If you’ve got a mobility issue, there’s a sense of freedom that water gives you.
“I am so much more comfortable in water, if I could breathe underwater, I’d live in the swimming pool. I feel free and I can move easily thanks to the weightless feeling of being in the pool.
“When people experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis, water can offer relief.”
Swimming Gives Confidence to Disabled Children
Robin supports getting Disabled Children into swimming because it builds confidence and teaches crucial lessons about water safety.
“I think it’s utterly important that all Disabled Children are taught to swim. Whether they go on to be Paralympic swimmers or not doesn’t matter, it’s about giving them confidence and a freedom of movement they might not have on land.
“There are important safety lessons that learning to swim gives you too. I know my kids can swim. If they were to fall in a pond or they were on a boat that tipped over, I know they’d be okay. If they saw someone else in trouble they would have the confidence and know how to help.”
Robin has been swimming for as long as he can remember, and jokes that he is more at home under water than on land.
“I started swimming when I was about three in hydrotherapy and I could swim long before I could walk. I was a very natural swimmer and it was something I loved from a really young age.
“My family moved to Hong Kong when I was quite young and I spent practically every free moment either in the pool or in the sea. I’d spend hours on end snorkelling and looking at sea cucumbers and starfish.”
Ellie Simmonds is a Fantastic Role Model
Robin wants to see more young Disabled People getting involved with swimming and thinks the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games are helping with this.
“I hope more young people will be encouraged to start swimming because of people like Ellie. She’s done incredibly well for herself, four gold medals is an amazing tally.
“I think her age has helped her in terms of attracting media interest, and although she looks different, she isn’t different. She’s very easy for children to identify with, although she’s very identifiable as a disabled person too. I think she’s a great athlete, swimmer and role model.
“You’d be astonished by the amount of people I meet who say things like ‘you’re just like us really, aren’t you?’ or ‘I’ve never met a disabled person before, but you’re alright really’ and you just sort of think to yourself ‘thanks for the vote of confidence, but why were you expecting anything else?’
“People like Ellie and Tanni Grey-Thompson, who have been instrumental in the progression of disability sports, are really important in tackling those stereotypes.”
Swimming for Great Britain
Swimming has always come naturally to Robin. As he progressed through his career the only real barrier to reaching the Paralympics was funding.
“I joined a club called the Rushmore Mallards in 1974 when my family moved back to England. I trained with them and competed in my first national gala when I was 12. I did really well and was pretty quickly picked up to go the GB training squad.
“I started swimming as a hobby, but after that point I never looked back.
“Back then, disabled swimming was completely self-funded. You and your club had to pay to get you to the Paralympics.
“Today disabled athletes get funding from central sources like the national lottery. It’s not a huge amount, like the powerful endorsements some non-disabled sportspeople receive, but at least it means our top athletes don’t have to work and can train full time.
“I trained with my disability sports club, which helped keep our camaraderie and team spirit together. My best mate, Andy Gilbert, and I also trained each other. We managed to negotiate free membership to the local sports centre, to get lane and gym time, which helped a lot.”
Winning Paralympic Gold
Robin took part in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Paralympic Games, in New York, Seoul and Barcelona. Robin bagged an incredible total of nine gold medals in the 100-metres breaststroke and 400-metres freestyle.
“It’s hard to pick just one highlight, because there were so many great moments.
“Watching my best mate, Andy, win a silver medal in Seoul was pretty special. That’s probably the memory that means to the most to me because we had trained together for so long. Obviously it was great to win myself too, that’s what we do it for.
“The stadium in Seoul sticks in my memory too because that was the first Games that shared all Olympic Games facilities. Lining up outside this huge stadium with the Olympic rings on the outside and then going out in front of nearly 100,000 screaming Koreans, with jets flying overhead, was an unforgettable moment.
What did London 2012 do for Disabled Swimming?
Robin has concerns that not enough is being done in leisure centres and schools to build on the interest in Paralympic sports that London 2012 created.
“The Paralympics Games in 2012 were a fantastically positive event. There was a huge short term change in the general public’s perception of Disabled People – they saw them as sportspeople.
“There are more disabled people taking part in sport which is great. But at the political level I don’t think there’s been much change, mainly because a lot of the right wing press portray disabled people as scroungers, dole cheats and lazy layabouts.
“Playing fields are being sold off across the country and sports in mainstream schools for disabled kids are practically non-existent. A lot of the time they’re totally excluded from P.E. lessons.
“My son was in a mainstream school that couldn’t offer him any sport at all because they just didn’t have the facilities or the inclination. Outside of school he was involved with GB basketball squads to an international level, but he wasn’t able to do any sport in school.
“Disabled People just aren’t expected to play sport as part of their everyday lives. It’s almost a separate existence. I’ve seen kids that play wheelchair basketball at the weekend, and they absolutely love it. Playing sport is their whole life, but they only get to do it one day a week.
Sports Centre Changing Rooms are a Big Problem
Inaccessible changing facilities are a major barrier that prevents Disabled People getting involved with sport, according to Robin.
“Many health centres just aren’t accessible. We go as a family and that causes real problems.
“Sports centres usually only have one disabled changing room, and there’s often an assumption that any disabled person who wants to play sport will have someone with them to help them get changed. There’s very little consideration given to those who want to go independently or in groups. These institutional assumptions
often exist about Disabled People and one of the biggest ones is that families with several wheelchair users are just not expected to turn up.
“Accessing lockers can be tricky too. Our local health centre has a staffed locker room which makes things easier, but I’ve never seen mid-height lockers, without another locker underneath. That would be a big help. Lockers are never big enough for crutches or false legs either.”
This interview was sponsored by Total Locker Service, experts in supplying lockers and other secure storage solutions for all sorts of needs. They provide an excellent range of accessible lockers for disabled changing rooms in sports and leisure centres and gyms. Contact the team on 01284 749211 for more details.