Changing rooms are commonly found at public beaches, pools, clubhouses, leisure centres, sporting arenas, high-schools and many such public spaces. In such establishments, locker areas are crucial. Lockers allow patrons, students and employees to store their belongings safely for the day. 

Points to consider when you set out to buy lockers for changing rooms:

Purpose or Application

It is essential to evaluate the purpose of lockers in your establishment and plan accordingly. Places like schools, public beaches and pools, may require lockers that allow people to hang their clothes, swimming costumes and towels. Additionally, they may need a smaller locker or a smaller section in the full length locker where they can store their smaller but more valuable belongings. Therefore, our customised ventilated and waterproof lockers are often a top choice.

Meanwhile, you may only need smaller lockers in gyms and leisure centres that allow members or guests to store only their smaller personal belongings, including devices and wallets.

Space and Number of Units

Another significant factor that influences locker buying decisions is the size of the locker room and the number of units needed. In a pool locker room, installing several cubicle lockers and closet lockers makes sense since each patron would require a full-sized locker for their belongings. The same applies during gym classes at schools; more lockers need to be installed at such places. Apart from this, the locker bay at a public swimming pool changing room may be less equipped than a private one in terms of number and features. 

Larger lockers can be installed in spacious changing rooms. The changing room can be divided into various sections based on use and multiple factors such as age groups. Lockers in each such area can be customised differently as per space and requirement. Several accessories can also be added for charging portable devices, hanging hooks, kicker bases, hood tops and much more.

Special Considerations

Vertical lockers with depth are ideal for sports facilities that store equipment in lockers. These can be single door lockers with our standard locker loop for unsurpassed safety and convenience.

Smaller cube box lockers with an electronic or pin lock can be added for extra security for devices and valuables.

If lockers are to be installed for children or adults with special needs, they can be smaller and easier to reach from the ground up. In comparison, lockers for professional athletes can be full size, with their locks reaching relatively higher. 

Today, certain schools also prefer changing room lockers with mesh doors to prevent holding banned items within the premises. 

Closet lockers need to be ventilated, while lockers for wet areas need to have a higher base and waterproof properties. Considering these specifications is imperative before you buy lockers for changing rooms.
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Types of Locks

There are various types of locker locks that are available. From a simple padlock to a digitised pin code or card lock (RFID), there are many options to choose from.

When you need lockers to store devices and valuables, an electronic lock that opens with a pin or a card is strongly considered. A padlock with a key does the job for clothes, school books and stationery, and other commonplace items. More premium places like luxury clubs and sports arenas can go for lockers with more robust locks that are key or RFID tag activated. These locks can also be used for securing expensive sports equipment. 

Public washrooms, beaches and swimming pools often use lockers with a coin return lock. This ensures that the locker key is returned by keeping the user’s coin as a deposit when they use the locker. 

Locker Material

Lockers have been commonly made with traditional materials that tend to get damaged relatively easily. Additionally, these materials are not resistant to the elements, making them a short term investment that leads to several expenses over time. Heavy-duty laminate and plastic lockers are used in wet, moisture prone areas that receive heavy footfall. Plastic lockers prevent injury due to their soft corners and are far more hygienic as they can be cleaned regularly without fear of being adversely damaged.


Budget plays a huge role when you buy lockers for changing rooms. If you have a higher budget, you can invest in an advanced locker system with a digital pin, padlock or card locking mechanism. In more budgeted settings, a traditional padlock or a key lock is preferred. Such locations include public changing rooms, school and community centre changing rooms.

If you wish to buy lockers for changing rooms in New Zealand, contact Oz Loka today. We provide state-of-the-art lockers and also customise as per your needs. 

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