My name is Richard and this is who I am and why you should put your trust in me.
I started my career training as an apprentice joiner/cabint maker in 1985. After this, I trained as a locksmith as I found that it was a rewarding and satisfying career move which I enjoyed and still do to this day. I learnt my locksmithing skills during the period from 1996 to 2001 training under a master locksmith namely Tom Steel of Steel's locksmiths Hull. Tom was the first Master locksmith in Hull and began trading in 1979. He encouraged me to join the Master locksmith association. Later on in my career I befriended a great safe engineer called John Hill. John was a former apprentice at Chubb safes and then went on to form his own company around the Derbyshire area. John is a wealth of knowledge and well respected in his trade. Although now retired, he continues to be my mentor and good friend.
I have been a member of the Master Locksmith Association since 1996 where I first joined as a student member. After a few years of study I took further examinations in 2001 to qualify me as an advanced student member. In 2008 I qualified as a Master Locksmith and I am now a full personal member of the MLA (Master Locksmith Association). Prior to my test I had to learn the many different types of lock and locking mechanisms. I have studied all aspects of locks, keys, and safes. Firstly purchasing any new locks on the market and then reverse engineering each particular lock whilst looking for flaws and generally evaluating these for my Examinations. I regularly purchase new locks that come on the market in order to keep abreast of them. I have had to learn and memorize many safety regulations and British Standards. Some of these standards include Disability Discrimination Regulations, Fire Doors, Access and egress of Public Buildings and so on. The Examination was a full day, it was taken at the MLA headquarters which is now in rugby. Since this time I regularly attend training seminars with the MLA around the country. This training is vital, for a professional safe and lock engineer has to be conversant with many modern security systems.
As a qualified master locksmith with many years’ experience I open, service and repair all makes and models of domestic and commercial safes around the country. Do you have a locked safe that you need to open? Have you lost the keys or combination to your safe or the safe simply will not work? B C Master Locksmiths can help you. call or email for a speedy response.