Andy at Lemon Locksmith, based in Middleton, has recently become an approved master locksmith and is now accredited by the MLA (Master Locksmith Association).
”It took me over three years of tests, checks and exams to become an approved member of the MLA. However I am now pleased to become one.”
We asked Andy what were the requirements to become a master locksmith:
”First I had to have a written exam in which you have to achieve over a certain pass rate. This involves knowing British Standards relating to security and locks etc as well as different brands of locks. For me this was the hardest part of the process as I’m more of a hands on kind of guy and aren’t the best with written work!
“Then I had to cut a key by hand (with a hand file) to work a lock, the key had to work smoothly in the lock with no trouble.
“Third, I had to pick open a lock without knowing which type of lock it was going to be, so had to get my picking practice up to scratch.
“And finally I had to install a new lock in a new door within a certain amount of time.
“Each module took months of preparation to be prepared for and cost me a lot of time and lost work in preparing for them.
“I’m now pleased to become a master locksmith and look forward to taking on more advanced work in the new year. In fact I already had a lost keys for safe job booked in which should be interesting!”
Should you wish to check Andy’s MLA profile out, see here: www.locksmiths.co.uk/find-a-locksmith/lemon-locksmith-security
This post is based on a press release issued by Lemon Locksmith
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