A new installation guide for lock cylinders from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is now available.

It has been created following reports from association members of incorrect installation and mishandling of cylinders, resulting in their failure. The technical briefing provides guidance on the methodology for the successful installation of euro profile cylinders for locking devices.

GAI Technical Manager, Douglas Masterson, who chaired the Working Group of industry experts, commented: “This was a great collaboration between the four trade associations as well as a number of cylinder manufacturers. It provides best practice advice on the dos and do nots of cylinder installation, highlighting some common pitfalls along the way. We look forward to this being used by a wide cross-section of industry with the aim of increasing levels of competency in this area.”

Michael Skelding, DHF General Manager, commented: “DHF is pleased to have had the opportunity to be involved in the development of this new installation guide. The document provides detailed guidance on how to correctly install new cylinders and we hope it will benefit the industry by minimising the number of cylinder failures in the future.”

Kevn Jones, GGF Senior Technical Officer, commented: “The GGF were pleased to be involved with creating such valuable guidance for our sector. The collaboration between trade federations and manufacturers is something we should embrace so that together we can continue to provide the best possible guidance to industry.”

Justin Freeman, MLA Technical Manager, said: “MLA member locksmiths are very aware of problems with cylinders fitted incorrectly and the MLA was pleased to contribute to this installation guide to use as reference.”

This new publication has been written for manufacturers, installers, and architectural ironmongers.