|Handle||Recessed Handle “easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate”.|
|Shelf Location||Locker bottom must be 15″ from finished floor. Top shelf may not exceed 48″ from finished floor.|
|Placement||Locker must be located in an unobstructed position that maintains full clearance from the wall or other obstacles.|
|Material||Match Standard or Heavy-Duty Locker Options|
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act does not address lockers specifically, it does refer to features that are found on or in lockers and provides guidance for the placement of lockers within a room. Republic makes these ADA compliant lockers to meet the requirements for accessibility and usability.
Requirements for ADA Lockers
How does Republic make our lockers so they are ADA compliant? We start by making the locker height shorter than usual so that the coat hooks do not exceed 48-inches from the floor. Then we add a shelf at the bottom to create a bottom that is 15-inches above the floor. A user should be able to open their locker door without a twisting or clasping motion. We have a couple handle options to meet this need. Republic also offers an ADA compliant built-in Digilock to secure the locker. Finally, you should install these lockers in an area that allows the door to swing fully open and for a wheelchair to turn.
Our ADA lockers come with either 16-gauge or 18-gauge doors. We lap and weld the 16-gauge door frame corners for a strong and rigid assembly. Republic makes the body parts from 24-gauge steel. The door louvers provide ventilation for extra air flow. Like our standard lockers, the doors are punched with holes to attach a Republic number plate. A 4-inch square blue handicap sticker is also included so that these lockers can easily be identified.
Our ADA lockers come with one of our premium powder coat paint finishes. This will help protect your metal lockers from everyday use. We also make an ADA bench to pair with these lockers. Besides our standard lockers, we can customize many of our lockers so that they can meet the requirements for accessibility and usability. Contact Us today and we can help you plan your locker project.
Looking for other lockers? Check out Republic’s full line of Metal Lockers.