Secure in plain view: The virtues of wire mesh lockers

No nasty surprises lurk inside wire mesh lockers, which combine high levels of security whilst leaving contents completely visible. That means their contents are not only safe from pilfering and unauthorised ‘borrowing’, but are out of harm’s way when it comes to the safety of others using the premises.

It’s important, expensive and compulsory, and yet it can melt away like April snow. We’re talking Personal Protective Equipment, without which no construction site can operate safely or legally.

The trouble is, no-one except the people who buy it realise how expensive it can be, with the result that the end user can see it as having no monetary value at all, and treats it accordingly. It gets lost, buried under other materials in the back of the van, and generally abused. Why not? It’s easy enough to get more from the stores, isn’t it?

Well, it probably is, which is fine for the employee short of a pair of expensive leather gloves, but it’s a drain on company resources, and ultimately, harms the bottom line.

Protect profits with wire mesh lockers

The way to stem the unnecessary spending could well be… more spending. However, don’t think of it as that; think of it as investing in profit protection, which it would be if the spending was on wire mesh lockers. Better than conventional construction site lockers, wire mesh lockers offer complete protection of what’s inside, but (due to their wire mesh construction) couple that with complete visibility.

Kept close to the signing in book, where everyone needs to be at the start and end of their shift, a range of these lockers would give each employee a safe place to store their PPE when they’re not wearing it and it’s immediately obvious if someone is missing a vital piece of kit.

Wire Mesh Lockers: Essential for a booming industry

Let us think, for a moment, about the future of construction. Major projects are in the offing, like HS2, and some house builders are saying Brexit hasn’t dulled the demand for new homes at all. What’s more, according to the Office for National Statistics, there were almost 180,000 more people in work during the March to May quarter this year. A lot of them will need PPE of some description, and they’re gong to need somewhere to keep it.

Wire Mesh Lockers
All the models in our range of wire mesh lockers have modern construction site workers’ needs in mind. The wire mesh allows air to circulate, so that soiled and damp clothing can air properly, even though it’s stored securely and visibly.

As well as security, why else do we love wire mesh lockers

Wire mesh lockers can be an aid to good housekeeping too. Conventional construction site lockers can be hiding places for all sorts of unpleasant things, such as unwashed socks and shirts, or an uneaten piece of fruit from an old packed lunch. Apart from being unhygienic, such things can add to the general unpleasant fustiness of locker rooms. However, their visibility, thanks to the construction of a wire mesh locker, is obvious to all, with the result that peer pressure or management intervention can quickly sort the situation out.

The good housekeeping theme extends to larger wire mesh lockers, which might reasonably be called wire mesh cupboards. These are perfect for all kinds of storage needs, from the cleaners’ store of vacuums, dusters, mops and buckets to the PE teacher’s collection of bats, balls and other exercise essentials.

Another invaluable feature of wire mesh lockers is about safety, of power tools in domestic and light industrial settings, for example. Not only do such lockers keep expensive tools away from prying fingers, it prevents these tools from being knocked over causing damage to themselves as well as other items in the vicinity.

Flexible in construction

Our wire mesh lockers are made to order, and come in a variety of configurations, so there’s bound to be at least one that’s ideal for your needs. Galvanised for a bright and durable finish, they’re all made from tough steel wire, and come in three depths, each with a number of options in the same space – including being sub-divided into six individual lockers.

To complete the security, each locker is provided with a hasp and staple to which you can add the padlock of your choice, or employees could supply their own. If you need any help with this, then you can also view our sister website’s range of high security padlocks.