Locker FAQs:

Q: Is a locker a small?

A: Yes, and usually narrow storage compartment.

Q: Are lockers similar to the standard models?

A: Yes, but are usually made from thicker steel, and have three-point locking, regardless of the number of tiers involved.

Q: Are lockers usually approximately 6 feet divided by the number of tiers?

A: Yes, so that two-tier lockers are about 3 feet high, three-tier lockers 2 feet high, four-tier lockers 1.5 feet high, and so on.

Q: Are lockers widely used by the US Department of Defense as personnel lockers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lockers larger units?

A: Yes, and not banked but free-standing, that include several compartments, including a full wardrobe-type hanging compartment, as well as a number of other smaller compartments for varied uses.

Q: Are lockers offered as a standard option by some manufacturers?

A: Yes, or may be available on special order.

Q: Are lockers stacked on top of each other in layers two high?

A: Yes, and three high, etc.

Q: Are lockers extra-wide lockers used by fire or police services?

A: Yes, and typically have a number of different compartments within a single door to accommodate different pieces of equipment used by fire or police personnel, such as special shelves to accommodate helmets, boots, and so on.

Q: Are lockers usually physically joined together side by side in banks?

A: Yes, and are commonly made from steel, although wood, laminate, and plastic are other materials sometimes found.

Q: Are lockers normally quite narrow?

A: Yes, and of varying heights and tier arrangements.

Q: Is a locker one of the few private spaces they have in an environment which is otherwise communal and impersonal?

A: Yes.

Q: Were lockers often a uniform dark-grey some decades ago?

A: Yes, but a range of colors is offered by most manufacturers now.

Q: Are lockers meant for hospitals or other medical workplaces where it is useful to keep work and personal clothes apart to reduce the risk of infection?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lockers likely to include holes in the cabinet to accommodate such bolting?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lockers approximately 18 inches deep?

A: Yes, so this property does not usually vary, unless a non-standard model is chosen, or arranged by special order.

Q: Are lockers similar to the standard types of locker?

A: Yes, but the door and walls are made largely or entirely of perforated steel, with hundreds of holes creating a strong mesh arranged in a diagonal pattern.

Q: Are lockers sometimes advocated in environments?

A: Yes, such as near swimming pools, where moisture accumulation may cause steel lockers to rust over time.

Q: Are lockers also useful for factories where work clothes can become dirty and it can be very useful to keep them apart from personal clothes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lockers designed to accommodate backpacks in places like backpackers' hostels?

A: Yes, and are similar to two-tier lockers, but with larger dimensions.

Q: Are lockers often manufactured by the same companies who produce filing cabinets?

A: Yes, and stationery cabinets , two-tier, three-tier, etc.

Q: Are lockers offered as a free service to people partaking of certain activities that require the safekeeping of personal items?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lockers constructed of two sides: a back?

A: Yes, and top and a bottom.

Q: Are lockers usually in outdoor locations near railway stations and the like where people may want to store bicycles securely?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lockers two-tier lockers, usually available only in 15-inch width?

A: Yes, but the compartments and their doors have an L-shaped cross-section, which causes the division between the doors to follow a zigzag pattern.

Q: Are lockers usually designed in standard widths: 12 inches wide is a common width?

A: Yes, and 15 inches has become more common recently.

Q: Are lockers used in places like hospitals and food-processing workplaces where uniforms have to be collected?

A: Yes, and laundered, then returned to their owners.