About the MLA

The Aim

The Master Locksmiths Association was established to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing. It also requires its members to update their knowledge through ongoing education and training.

MLA Licensed companies wish nothing more than to provide products and services with skill and integrity. They are able to give you the benefit of their experience in all aspects of security products and their applications. They are required to pass exams and undertake continuous training in order to stay at the forefront of their field.

MLA Approved Company LogoApproved MLA Companies

Approved MLA companies are also inspected periodically to stringent standards including a sampling inspection of recent installations undertaken. Companies are dedicated to providing skilled and accurate workmanship, and are positively encouraged to maintain standards in Training, Equipment and Best Practices.

“Skill and Integrity”

As the largest and longest established locksmiths association in the UK, standards of entry to the 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.

For more information about the MLA, news and security updates please visit https://twitter.com/MLA_locksmiths

The MLA is recognised as the authoritative body for UK locksmithing by:

  • The Police

    Many forces will encourage those in need of a locksmith to use MLA Trade Division members.

  • Home Office

    The 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 Institute

    The MLA supplies a panel of its members to assess locks under BS3621 clauses 4 and I 0 on their behalf.

  • RISCAuthority & Building Research Establishment (BRE)

    Risk Insight Strategy and Control Authority and many other trade and professional bodies all acknowledge the MLA as the authoritative body in its field.

  • The European Locksmith Federation

    where the MLA represents the UK locksmithing industry.