APPROVED LOCKSMITHS ?
Avoid becoming a statistic - the UK unfortunately has
a number of so-called locksmiths and rogue traders,
who like to claim that they are "Police approved".
To be sure you are getting a licensed locksmith or
Certified locksmith we suggest using a locksmith listed
on needalocksmith.com that has either the MLA logo or
ICL logo alongside the company details. If you are not
sure please contact us, We're happy to advise.
PLEASE. Be warned that there is NO SUCH approval given
by the police authorities. They may advise a customer
against certain business practices but cannot officially
"approve" any locksmith company. Any locksmiths
that complete work directly for police authorities are
normally contracted through a tender process through
facility maintenance companies.
One recommended way to avoid "Locksmiths"
with a hidden past, is to insist upon viewing their
Criminal Records Bureau check. This document will prove
that the individual in question does not have a criminal
Of course, this does not guarantee that they will give
you a good deal but it should provide some peace of
Chief Executive of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
Steve Long states:
“Since 2002, the CRB has helped many thousands of organisations
detect from recruiting or licensing unsuitable people.
In the past year, CRB checks stopped around 18,000 unsuitable
people from getting into positions of trust.
It may surprise you to learn that there are currently
no official Locksmith qualifications in the UK! This
means that technically, a Locksmith can never claim
to be "qualified", However the MLA and ICL
are the two industry recognised organisations.
A good reputation is the best way to judge a Locksmith
and you should always look for professional and courteous
treatment, coupled with a proven track record.
A tradesman with a good reputation to protect, will
give you the best service every time. A "Rogue"
trader with a history to hide, will rarely keep their
promises and will happily overcharge you for poor workmanship.
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