About Us




Master Locksmith and Safe Specialist has 20 years experience.  He won the award for the highest BLI (British Locksmiths Institute) exam pass of 2007, is extremely respected in his industry, has worked in all aspects of the industry and his specialism has always been lock picking and lock related engineering.  Chris also provides sought after tool training and consultancy to locksmiths and government services via exhibitions and private sessions.  Chris has a strong commitment to both excellent products and service and is characterised by his combination of traditional skills and modern equipment and knowledge.

Back in 2007 Chris Hewitt set up under his own name, Hewitt Safe & Lock Services Ltd


“Since I started in the trade I’ve had a passion for and thrived in the industry, taking great pleasure and satisfaction from doing the job well and delivering the best service to the client.”  

Chris Hewitt, founder of Hewitt Safe and Lock Services.


Our business model means we can adapt to the needs of the individual client.  We’re able and willing to provide a tailor made service for each client.


We use traditional skills and techniques that have been handed down such as a hand finish to each key cut. We combine this knowledge with the latest technology and tools and we have the ability to engineer parts that are no longer available.
Highly skilled in non-destructive lock opening i.e. lock picking/ manipulation ensuring the client has as little expense and inconvenience as possible.


Fast response times combined with being highly skilled, experienced and equipped means you, the customer can count on the job being done quickly and hassle free.


Our pricing structure is different than the industry standard and its transparency means you know what you’ll be paying for what up front.


We are well equipped and have the ability to make tools on site.  Combine this with the wide range of stock we have means we get the job done in one go where possible.


Chris does an annual fundraiser to raise money to get local children into outdoor activities.  Now in its fourth year, local children who would not normally have the opportunity to do so, have benefited from outdoor sessions including walking, climbing, sailing and canoeing.  All of this is funded by Chris’ fundraising activities which has included the Tough Guy 2010 ‘Winter Warrior’ challenge, a Coast-to-Coast cycle ride in a day, and this year, a one mile open water swim.  Funds are used directly with Bolton Outdoor Education to introduce local kids to the great outdoors and new experiences.  Chris believes is the best way to start out young people on the best road in life, and encourages them to be more adventurous and experience new things which will hopefully carry on into their adulthood.

Money raised so far: circa £3,800!

Tough Guy Winter Warrior 2010, look out for the superman underpants

Walking session on Winter Hill, Bolton with local Westhoughton school children

At the end of a one mile open water swim – time: 41mins! This was only 4 months training from a beginner swimmer level!

Call Chris on 07969 176412

or email pictures and details of safe to: chris@hewittsafeopening.co.uk

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