Finding the right locksmith can often be difficult. With many local locksmiths not being accredited it can often be hard to ensure the locksmith you choose is correctly trained and insured to carry out the job professionally. However when searching for a local locksmith there are a few things you can look for to be confident the engineer you choose will do the job correctly.
Trained and accredited
There are many providers of locksmith training across the UK. You should choose a locksmith that has been adequately trained; this will leave you confident they are able to do the job correctly. Currently the highest available level of training is a level 4 provided by the NCFE.
If the locksmith you choose has been CRB or DBS checked this means that the locksmith has undergone satisfactory checks on his or hers criminal record to enable him to work with vulnerable children or adults.
Check their reviews and customer testimonials
It’s always useful to check your locksmiths website to find customer testimonials of their previous work. Customers will often leave good or bad feedback regarding their experience with tradesman, this gives you a good idea of their workmanship standards. You can also use sites such as Trust Pilot to see other customer’s experiences.
Use recognised directories to find your workman
There are many places to search and find locksmiths and tradesman online, however if you are using a directory site try to use well known and frequently used directories like Yell.com and the Thomson Local.
Look for ID
If you are concerned about your locksmith or trusting a stranger in your home always ask your engineer to present identification to certify they are who they say they are. Many larger locksmith firms will require there engineers to carry photo identification cards.
Using Keytek Locksmiths
When using one of Keytek Locksmiths local locksmiths you can be assured that each engineer is a fully accredited locksmith to serve your area. All of our locksmiths have undergone CRB checks and carry the correct identification to certify they are a member of the Keytek Locksmiths network. If you are considering calling a locksmith you can also read our reviews to see what our customers have to say about us on our Trust Pilot profile.