PSA 55:2016 Locksmith

The standard for Locksmiths is PSA 55:2016.

Applicants for a licence in this sector must first satisfy the PSA that they possess the competence to provide the service. Section 3.1.3 of the Standard sets out the means by which competence may be demonstrated.

In essence we do not need any site visit for this standard, but Stellar would like to see evidence that you are working in the industry.

When you sign a contract with Stellar, we will inform the PSA that you one are one of our clients.

Stellar’s fees for its auditing & certification service are competitive and we are flexible with payment methods. We can tailor a payment plan to suit your needs. Details are available on request.

The PSA charges for the first two years are, provided you are a new business, €1,000 and thereafter €1,250 per two year cycle up to and including a turnover of €300,000.  If you are an existing company the charges are €1,250 for each 2 year cycle up to the € 300,000 turnover.  To get a list of charges for the PSA for turnovers exceeding €300,000, please refer to the PSA web site at  At  present all licences within the PSA suite of standards cover a two year cycle.

Stellar  will provide you with suggested paperwork that may be of some help to you in preparing for your audit.  Any other queries please call us and a trained member of staff will guide you through the whole process from start to finish.

When required, Stellar will do an audit which will comprise of the PSA 55 audit covering your company’s management systems, including tax clearance, insurances, references, screening of individuals, I.D. cards, etc. We will then look at your paperwork concerning your clients for the Locksmiths standard.

On completion and compliance to the standard Stellar will award your certificates of compliance, you can then apply to the PSA for your licence, and once everything is in order with your application, your full licence will be issued by the PSA.

You will be required to have your surveillance audit 1 year after the date of your certification audit.