Many people recognise the Trading Standards Checked logo but are not really sure what it tells you about a business! In fact, it’s a really important standard to be aware of when looking for a tradesman such as a locksmith. It can prevent you from being conned by a fly by night rogue trader who over charges and carries out shoddy workmanship.
For businesses to earn the right to display the Trading Standards Checked logo on their website or van etc. they need to go through a full vetting process. This is done by the Trading Standards Department of the Council local to their address. All areas of the business are looked at in detail e.g.
- Public liability insurance check
- Verification of registered trading address
- Checks including Insolvency, Bankruptcy and County Court Judgements
- Checks into company trading history.
The aim of the scheme is to protect people, especially the vulnerable, from criminal and rogue traders.
This means that whenever you see a business legitimately displaying the Trading Standards Checked logo, you can be sure you are dealing with a reliable, safe trader who will provide an honest service that is compliant with all UK legislation. You can also check that a trader is a member of the scheme or search for a trader who is in the scheme by visiting the appropriate council website.
KLS Locks is a Bromley Trading Standards Checked Trader and as such you will find us listed in the Bromley Fair Trader Directory. If you need any help with the locks on your windows or doors, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 07830 832 759