Master Locksmith Association (MLA)
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is the leading Trade Association for the locksmithing industry.
In the absence of Government based licensing (meaning that anyone can call themselves a locksmith), the MLA can provide you with peace of mind through its licensing scheme.
MLA licensed locksmith companies, who undergo strict vetting (including criminal record checks, regular inspections to ensure quality etc), are able to provide advice based on knowledge and experience, recommend products that are fit for purpose as well as provide professional installation and maintenance services.
Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
In 1997 a group of health and safety and procurement professionals from across Great Britain worked with the Association of London Government (ALG) to develop CHAS. In 2001 CHAS became a web-based system.
CHAS started with two main aims.
- To improve health and safety standards across Great Britain.
- To reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.
These days we have more than 500 public and private sector buyer organisations, such as councils, housing associations, NHS trusts, including a growing number of large private companies who employ sub-contractors.
British Standard Fire Alarms BS5839
British Standard (BS) 5839 is a guide on the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems.
This code of practice should be referred to whenever a fire alarm system project is underway.
BS5839 contains guidance on fire alarm protection systems only – this means the detection of fire and the ways this is communicated.