We have some wooden storage bins that site visitors can use to dispose of their rubbish. The inner bins need to be accessed to be emptied but we need to be able to secure them at other times. As we have a number of staff that might need access we would need prefer to have a combination padlock. Ideally the lock should have decent sized number dials as some of them struggle with the very tiny numbers found on some combination padlocks.

Our site is situated right by the sea so the padlocks would need to be able to cope with the coastal weather. The padlocks do not need to be huge as they are really to prevent the inners bins being removed or blown about when the wind gets a little more energetic.

The Squire CP40S is a medium security combination padlock that has been designed for marine environments.  The plastic body and stainless steel shackle offers good protection against rust. It comes with a 40mm body and 6mm diameter shackle so should be well suited for the fittings you have on your wooden bin stores. It has four decent size dials so it should be easier for your staff to see the numbers.

You can set your own code to one that it is easy for all staff to remember. Often combination padlocks require a reset key to alter the code whereas the Squire CP40S can be reset by those who have the existing code. Once the padlock is opened then the reset facility can be utilised if the code requires changing. Where access to the padlock is for trusted, rather than random users, then this is not normally an issue. Indeed you may prefer not to have the need for a key to reset the code.

All padlocks should have regular maintenance but those situated outdoors, especially in harsh weather conditions,  particularly need lubricating to keep them performing well. A build up of salt and grit is common on combination padlocks used in coastal areas. The use of a padlock lubricant such as Abus PS88 can keep the dials freely moving and prevent them seizing.