and locksmiths trading in their own right, with retail premises or operating as a mobile
locksmithing business, join the MLA Trade Division. It is this division of the Association
that trades directly with the public and private sectors in the High Street, through
Yellow Pages, and now on the Internet!
An inspectorate means that the MLA can demonstrate that
high standards are being met by all Trade Division Members as each company is inspected on
a regular basis, this ensures that standards are maintained in workmanship by its members
and their operatives, also that members conform to to legal requirements and that systems
exist to service customer satisfaction.
have the effect of making locksmithing companies more accountable for their daily
operations. Becoming a Trade Divison member provides an awareness to training as a means
to maintaining standards.
companies are joining daily, building a national network of locksmiths whereby the
Association's headquarters in Daventry direct enquirers to their nearest approved company.
Logo depicted above is the one that is advertised by an approved company on their
premises, vehicles and stationary, confirming to the public the standards expected of
them. Attached to the logo may be specialist categories where they apply, such as
"Safe Engineers" and or "Auto Locksmiths". Channels of arbitration
exist to fully investigate any complaints or disputes, should they arise, and MLA advises
or takes necessary action.
The Trade Division operates
schemes whereby discounts may be available to policy holders of most well known insurance
companies and they provide the service behind many major help-lines.
The Third Division is the
Guild of Keycutters a Division set up for those businesses providing other services like
shoe repair or hardware, who cut keys and feel that they want to belong to a professional
organisation who's ambitions are to further the aims of the industry through training and
the setting of standards.
Last but not least are the
Affiliates, Manufacturers and suppliers from all aspects of the security industry who
support the association in numerous and various ways.