When it comes to hiring a locksmith to service your workplace, it’s important to take care in ensuring that they are qualified for the job.  Finding a qualified Master Locksmith means that your business will be in good hands.

A Master Locksmith is someone that has the necessary training and qualifications when it comes to any locksmith service.  At Five Star Locksmiths, we are very proud to say that we have an experienced team of Master Locksmiths.

Why is using a qualified Master Locksmith important in the workplace?

With any building, there are always regulations when it comes to security, locks and safety.  For example, such regulations include heights at which locks can be installed as so children can’t reach the locks.  There are also regulations when it comes to fire exit doors, fire doors and disability codes.

Using a qualified Master Locksmith – Fire Exit Doors 

Fire exit doors should be fitted with locks that are egress compliant. This should see that the internal lever handle is fire rated and is always kept free.  There should only be one lock, or a panic exit device with a single action to exit.  All doors in a commercial facility that are in the path of a fire exit should be fitted between certain heights and fire ratings.

Using a qualified Master Locksmith – Fire Doors

 Fire doors have a different set of regulations. This can pose a problem when it comes to using an underqualified locksmith.  For example, it’s essential that fire door should only be fitted with locks that require certain size holes to fit the lock.  If a hole is drilled that is deeper than the recommended depth, then this could seriously jeopardise the integrity of the door.  The fire rating will also be compromised.

Considering that fire doors are usually between $3000-$5000 each, it’s crucial that the right job is done the first time.  This is where it truly pays to use a fully qualified Master Locksmith.

Don’t drop your standards

When it comes to finding the right person to look after your business, you wouldn’t hire just anyone.  Whether if it were the electrician or plumber, you would want to ensure that they’re fully qualified and insured.  The same principal should apply when it comes to using a locksmith. A lot of headaches and money can be saved in the long run by using a Master Locksmith from the start. Irrespective of these savings, you’ll also be ensuring that your business is being looked after by the person most qualified for the job.

Remember, that even though someone may call themselves a locksmith, they may not necessarily be recognised as a fully qualified Master Locksmith. It’s therefore essential to ensure that they are a part of the Master Locksmith Association.  Using a Master Locksmith will mean that you won’t have to worry about someone not sticking to compliance codes and jeopardising the safety of your business.

For more information on the importance of using a qualified Master Locksmith in your workplace, feel free to contact Five Star Locksmiths on 1800 348 378.  All of our locksmiths are fully trained and insured when it comes to looking after you and your commercial property.