Locker Safety Tips

September 10, 2014

List-Corridor-3For students at academic levels where lockers have stepped in as their primary source of storage space, the topic of locker safety must be addressed in order to maximize safety in all aspects of their educational experience. As technology continues to play a prominent role in students’ lives both in and out of the classroom, it’s likely that the majority of your school’s lockers will house at least one electronic device. Since tablets, laptops and smart phones come at a high cost, students must be advised on how they should care for their personal property since locker theft is always a possibility.

Once your students settle in and adjust to the new school year, we suggest spending some time going over how they can make sure their items are kept safe and secure. In fact, if your school has planned a back to school assembly, this would be the perfect time to address students all at once.

See below for 3 great tips that you can share with students to keep all of their personal possessions safe this school year:

  1. Never give out your locker combination. Even if you trust someone 100% or want to share your locker with your best friend because the location is more convenient for him or her, your locker combination should remain private and only be known by you.
  2. Always check that your locker is shut and locked before walking away. Even if you think it’s completely closed, there is always a possibility that the lock didn’t catch, so double check just to be sure.
  3. Purchase a backpack that can fit both your books and electronic devices comfortably. Although the purpose of a locker is to store items that you don’t need on you at all times, the best way to keep your property safe is by keeping it with you.

At Nickerson Corporation, we want your students to feel like their personal belongings are safe even when they aren’t in sight. That’s why we’ve teamed up with leading manufacturers to supply schools with durable, secure, state of the art lockers! In addition to your standard hallway lockers, we are available to install or repair your gym lockers and music lockers to help you secure music equipment and much more all throughout the day.

Are you ready to improve on the safety in your school? Contact us today! For more information on how we can help you with your locker systems, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200.