What is MLA?
MLA stands for the Master Locksmiths Association. MLA members must hold high standards of conduct, practice and materials to become and remain members of this most highly regarded British locksmith association.
Master Locksmith Association Approval Assures;
- CRB Checks (Always up to date)
- In Depth Training and Qualifications
- Regularly Vetting to maintain high standards
- High Levels of quality in products, workmanship and customer service
The MLA was established in 1958 and is the leading UK Locksmith association. It is the recognised authoritative body for the security industry by the;
- Home Office
- British Standards Institute (BSI)
- Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network.
- Building Research Establishment (BRE)
- RISC Authority (formerly IPCRes, the UK property insurers’ technical group)
BEWARE: Legally ANYONE CAN OPERATE AS A LOCKSMITH in the UK! There are currently NO LAWS in place relating to the locksmith industry.
This Means: Non MLA Approved Locksmiths Could Have;
No Qualification! No Experience! No CRB Check! A criminal record!
In complete contrast to IKS Locksmiths who are Fully Qualified, CRB checked, Approved Members of the Master Locksmiths Association. So you can be assured that all the necessary checks have been completed.
Choosing a Rogue Locksmith could result in;
- Shoddy Workmanship
- Poor quality products
- Unnecessarily high bills
- General dishonesty
All things that can be avoided by choosing an MLA Approved Locksmith like us!
There are locksmiths operating who don’t belong to the Master Locksmith Association or any national locksmith association and are genuine experienced locksmiths. However approval by the Master Locksmith Association provides certainty about the locksmith you are choosing.
The organisation is not fast growing because the standards of entry are high and its motto of “Skill and Integrity” ensure that the public government and industry receive high levels of service and advice on security matters.
The MLA logo is the sign of a serious player in the industry and when choosing a locksmith whether it be IKS locksmiths or anyone else for that matter. Make sure they have the MLA logo for a first class service!