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Master Locksmiths

Master Locksmith Association Approved

The Master Locksmiths Association is a non-profit making body; established to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing. It also encourages its members to further their knowledge.

Standards of entry to the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) are high and its motto of "Skill and Integrity" emphasise its determination to ensure that the public, government and industry receive the correct service and advice on security matters from its members.

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is recognised as the authoritative body for locksmithing by:

  • The Police – Many forces will encourage those in need of a locksmith to use Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) members.
  • Home Office – The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has been instrumental in campaigning for national standards in the locksmith industry and the regulation (through licensing) of the private security industry.
  • British Standards Instute.
  • Association of British Insurers (ABI).
  • Building Research Establishment (BRE).

Many other trade and professional bodies all acknowledge the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) as the authoritative body in its’ field.

Licensing the Professional Locksmith

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the leading Trade Association for the locksmithing industry. In the absence of Government based licensing (meaning that anyone can call themselves a locksmith), the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) can provide you with peace of mind through it’s licensing scheme. Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) licensed locksmith companies, who undergo strict vetting (including criminal record checks, regular inspections to ensure quality etc), are able to provide advice based on knowledge and experience, recommend products that are fit for purpose as well as provide professional installation and maintenance services.

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The benefits of using an Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) licensed locksmith

  • Leading Trade Association for the locksmithing industry
  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Established over 50 years ago
  • Nationwide Membership
  • Promotes standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing
  • Provides peace of mind to the end customer through it’s licensing scheme, in the absence of Government based licensing
  • Following a change to the law on the vetting of locksmiths implemented thanks to a campaign by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), the only way for locksmiths to get standard Criminal Record disclosures is via Master Locksmiths Association membership
  • Various legit ambien online discounts available from participating Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) members (see website homepage for more information)
  • Standards are kept high by employment of qualified locksmiths, strict vetting and regular inspections. Training is also provided by the Association to ensure members are constantly up to date with the latest industry developments
  • Recognised as the authoritative body for locksmithing by:
    • Police
    • Home Office
    • British Standards Institute (BSI)
    • RISC Authority (formally IPCRes, formally ABI)
    • Building Research Establishment (BRE)

  • Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) licensed locksmith companies are able to provide:
    • Advice based on knowledge and experience
    • Recommend products that are fit for purpose
    • Provide professional installation and maintenance services
    • A pricing policy to ensure fair and transparent prices are quoted before work commences

  • Channels of arbitration exist to fully investigate any complaints or disputes, should they arise, and the MLA advises or takes any necessary action depending on the outcome
  • Look out for the MLA Approved

    Visit The MLA Website or call
    020 8883 1555 to find out the details
    of your nearest MLA licensed
    locksmith.

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