As people come and go in the workplace, it is a common situation for office furniture keys to be misplaced or lost. This usually pertains to either files or desks. When new equipment is purchased, the standard is to receive 2 keys for each lock. What we tell customers when they purchase new equipment is to take one of the keys and put it in a central place.
In the event that a key is lost or misplaced, it is easy to find the backup. Unfortunately, in many cases, the keys are never split and both are lost. The easiest thing to do is to contact the office furniture dealer you purchased the item from since they should have a specific record of what was purchased. The dealer can then contact the manufacturer to get you a replacement. It usually takes a few days and normally it is a nominal charge.
However, if we were your office furniture dealer then we would urgently provide you with a replacement key as we see this as a neccessary security office need. Please do no hesitate for all your other office furniture needs.