Our school plastic lockers offer a convenient storage solution for outdoor use or indoor condensation-prone areas.
A high humidity environment near the showers or exposure to drips and rain in a covered outdoor area can wreak havoc on traditional metal school lockers. When they come into contact with water or high levels of moisture, metal lockers will develop rust, corrode and often even warp—making them inoperable. Even storing damp items like towels or coats in a metal locker can contribute. Corrosion is one of the primary reasons why metal lockers can require replacement in as little as three to five years from the date of purchase.
Plastic lockers are specially designed to overcome this problem. They won’t rust or corrode, and some are even fully waterproof and can be used outdoors to save space within the school, protecting the contents inside from steam or rain. They’re adaptable and colourful too, and more resistant to dents and scratches than some metal lockers.
Leading locker manufacturer Probe make several types of plastic lockers – here are 3 of the most useful options for schools.
These plastic cube lockers are just the right size for a school bag or a primary school child’s possessions. What’s great about these is that you can arrange and fix them together in any configuration you like, making good use of the space you have even in an odd-shaped room. You can also mix and match colours, creating a colourful wall of lockers.
If your students need a little more storage space, Ultrabox 2 door lockers might be a good solution. Each compartment is taller than the mini cube type, so there is more space for each student’s items. Ultrabox lockers are also available in 3 or 4 door options – the storage available to each student decreases with the number of doors. These multi-door locker units are all the same height so you can mix and match the types and still create a smart-looking locker room.
This is the fully waterproof option. Perhaps you don’t have space indoors for lockers – you can put these out in the playground where students can grab their coats or sports kit on their way in or out. They’re also a good choice for locations that might get sprayed with water, e.g. next to the showers.
Ultrabox Plus lockers can withstand any weather and keep the locker contents nice and dry. Ultrabox Plus lockers have waterproof cam key locks or a waterproof hasp and staple if you prefer. You can choose some optional extras too, like adjustable feet or sloping tops.
These waterproof lockers are available in mini, 2, 3, or 4 door options and a range of colours.
Added bonuses of plastic lockers
These plastic school lockers are not only water-resistant but robust too. All Probe plastic lockers come with heavy duty concealed hinges, a super strong polyethylene door and body and sturdy frames, making them resistant to attempted vandalism. They’re also graffiti proof – always a bonus in a school environment. You can easily hose them down at the end of the school year thanks to a drainage hole inside each locker.
Another bonus, Probe plastic lockers are treated with ActiveCoat, a hard-wearing, anti-bacterial coat effective against MRSA, E.Coli and other harmful bugs. Perfect for reducing the spread of illness around a school.
Get in touch for more advice
If water-resistant or waterproof lockers are what your school needs, or you’re attracted by the other features of Probe’s plastic locker range, have a look at these three recommendations, browse the website, or call our experts for further advice on 0800 567 7549 – we’re always happy to help.