Fixing lockers in position
- Due to their narrow height to depth ratio, wherever possible lockers should be secured to ensure stability
- Single locker nests should ideally be fixed back to a wall.
- Runs of lockers should be fixed together side to side and then fixed back to a wall or back to back to another run of lockers.
- Lockers mounted on stands or stand seats should be fixed down to the stands/stand seats as well as side to side an dback to a wall or other run of lockers.
Methods of Fixing
- Nested lockers are either riveted or bolted together. If available, rivets are recommended fixing in most situations.
Fixing Locker Nests Side to Side
- 4 x rivets/bolts should be used, 2 at the top (front and read) and 2 at the base (front and rear) per pair of adjoining lockers. Fixings at the front of the lockers hsoul dbe made wherever possible through the door-frame.
Fixing Lockers back to back
- Fix through existing holes at top and bottome centre of the rear of the locker, using 2 fixings for a single locker, 4 fixings for a nest of two, 4 fixings for a nest of three.
Fixing Lockers back to a Wall
- Wall sited lockers should be fixed back to the wall as well as side to side. Lockers can be fixed directly onto walls or on to wall-fixed timber battens. Timber battens should be used on irregualr wall surfaces or where the lockers are positioned in front of a skirting board, leaving a gap between lockers and wall.
- The number of fixings and the fixing holes used are the same as for back to back installation. Note: Wall fixing plugs should be suitable for the wall construction - i.e. forl solid or hollow walls - with No 8 x 1 ins wood screws or similar used as the locker to batten fixing.
- Where the siting of lockers against a wall is impeded by the presence of skirting boards, floor coving or central heating pipes, stands can be used to raise the lockers clear of the obstruction. The rear leg of the stand can be inset to avoid the obstruction.