Find a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep

Chimney Sweep Search The HETAS ‘Find Chimney Sweep’ search makes it easy to find your nearest local HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep. Simply enter your postcode in the search box above to find your local chimney sweep. A good chimney is essential to the continuing efficient and safe operation of all solid fuel burning heating and Read More…

HETAS Advice Leaflets

The HETAS advice leaflets cover a range of topics. Feel free to download the PDF’s below, or contact the HETAS team if you would like a paper copy to be sent to you please email info@hetas.co.uk. For further advice please contact or support team on 01684 278170. HETAS Advice Leaflets In August 2015 we launched Read More…

Safety Notices & Guidance

HETAS Technical Notes & Guidance Connecting Flue Pipes – Vertical connections between a stove outlet and a twin wall system chimney penetrating a ceiling (HTN004) Click here for further info. Chimneys in Thatched Properties (HTN001) Following reports by The National Society of Master Thatchers reporting around 100 thatch fires a year with the majority being Read More…

HETAS FAQ’s

Click on the questions below for answers. What is HETAS? HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approvals Scheme) is the only specialist organisation approving biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services. This also includes the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses. What protection or support does HETAS offer after installation? HETAS strives to Read More…

HETAS Approved Retailers | Stove Retailers

In this growing renewable market consumers can be directed to retailers that meet standards for service quality and search, here on the HETAS website,  for Approved Retailers.   There is support from HETAS in the form of  training,  newsletters, and a host of other benefits.  Approved Retailers will receive a certificate as well as being able Read More…

Manufacturers

HETAS Product Approval As an appliance manufacturer there are many reasons you should consider HETAS approval for your appliances; HETAS is the Independent UK Body Recognised by DEFRA HETAS is the independent UK body recognised by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) for the official testing and approval of domestic solid fuels, solid fuel Read More…

Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an extremely poisonous gas that can be present in the fumes from the combustion of fuel’s which aren’t burnt under the correct conditions. Fuels such as gas, oil, solid mineral fuel and biomass all have the potential to emit CO. The gas cannot be seen, smelled or tasted making it difficult Read More…

Advice Sheets

The range of HETAS Advice Sheets can be purchased direct from the HETAS Shop. Contact 01684 278170 or email shop@hetas.co.uk to purchase. You may also host these advice sheets on your website; however we ask that you display credit to HETAS (brief description with a link to our website). We make some of our consumer advice sheets Read More…

CO Links

There are a number of organisations and charities who, along with HETAS, are committed to raising awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and Carbon Monoxide safety. Carbon Monoxide Safety Organisations All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians, civil servants and energy industry Read More…

Standards

One of our objectives as an organisation is “Ensuring that HETAS is seen as offering an understandable and secure route through safety standards and relevant regulation in support of our organisational purpose.”  There are a large number of British Standards and European Standards that apply to the solid fuel and biomass industry that affect everything Read More…

HETAS Events Diary 2017

Welcome to the HETAS Events Diary where we will post events HETAS will be exhibiting at as well as industry events and campaigns. Please find below some of events that HETAS will be attending during 2017 along with other key industry events. Dates for HETAS Live! throughout 2017 and beyond will be added here. HETAS Read More…

The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps

The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS) was formed in 2002.  APICS recognises that chimney sweeps are independent and should be allowed to get on with their daily work without interference. To update the knowledge concerning rules, regulations, techniques and equipment. APICS has a Continued Professional Development Read More…

HSE issue wood pellet safety notice

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety notice to those who use, install, maintain or distribute wood pellet boilers or manufacture/store/distribute wood pellets. Since 2002 there have been at least nine fatalities in Europe caused by carbon monoxide poisoning following entry into wood pellet storage areas. Although there have not been any Read More…

When the clocks change….

When you change your clock, test your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector The national Fire Kills campaign is reminding people of the importance of a working smoke alarm & carbon monoxide detector this month and is encouraging everyone to test theirs when they change their clocks on 31 March.  Listen out for advertising on national radio Read More…

Easter Closure

Please note the HETAS office will be closed on Friday 29th March 2013 (Good Friday) and Monday 1st April 2013 (Easter Monday). The office will be open as normal from 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd April 2013. Should you need to contact HETAS please get in touch before 5pm on Thursday 28th March when the office Read More…

Carbon Monoxide Conference

Leading experts joins forces in the fight against the ‘silent killer’ Carbon Monoxide  The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers has joined in partnership with gas distribution network Wales & West Utilities supported by the Carbon Monoxide All Fuels Action Forum to host a FREE one day conference to campaign and coordinate action against the Read More…

CO Awareness Week

The annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week commences on Monday 18th November and runs through until Sunday 24th November. The national event was started by CO-Awareness, a registered charity founded by Lynn Griffiths nearly nine years ago. CO-Awareness is a registered charity that supports the many victims of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning and other products of Read More…

Christmas Closure

The HETAS offices will be closing at 12.30pm on Thursday 24th December 2013 and opening at 8.30am on Thursday 2nd January 2014. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer or HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search A range of useful advice sheets can, including advice on Read More…

Tick Tock Test

When you change your clock, test your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector! The national Fire Kills campaign is reminding people of the importance of a working smoke alarm & carbon monoxide detector this month and is encouraging everyone to test theirs when they change their clocks on Sunday 30th March 2014.  Listen out for advertising on Read More…

Easter Weekend

The HETAS offices will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 17th April 2014 and opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 22nd April 2014. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer, HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep or HETAS Approved Retailer you can use the search facility atwww.hetas.co.uk/search A range of useful advice sheets can, including Read More…

May Day Holiday

The HETAS offices will be closing at 4.30pm on Friday 2nd May 2014 and opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 6th May 2014. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer, HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep or HETAS Approved Retailer you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search A range of useful advice sheets can, Read More…

Spring Bank Holiday

The HETAS offices will be closing at 4.30pm on Friday 23rd May 2014 and opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 27th May 2014. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer, HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep or HETAS Approved Retailer you can use the search facility atwww.hetas.co.uk/search A range of useful advice sheets can, including advice on Read More…

Industry giants lead the way to prevent further deaths from CO

The UK’s four main gas industry networks have joined forces to deliver this year’s carbon monoxide conference Knowledge is Power. Every year in the UK, 40 preventable deaths occur due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Knowledge is Power, hosted by The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), aims to reduce this number to zero. Following Read More…

Summer Bank Holiday 2014

The HETAS offices will be closing at 4.30pm on Friday 22nd August 2014 and opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 26th August 2014. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer, HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep or HETAS Approved Retailer you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search. A range of useful advice sheets can, including information Read More…

Christmas 2014

The HETAS offices will be closing at midday on Wednesday 24th December 2014 and opening at 8.30am on Monday 5th January 2015. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer or HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search Click here to access a range of useful advice sheets Read More…

Tick Tock Test

SPRING INTO ACTION AND PLEDGE TO SAVE LIVES  Give your smoke alarms a spring clean – Tick Tock Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks this weekend.  Fire Kills is asking people across the country to welcome British Summer Time by Tick Tock Testing their smoke alarms when they Read More…

Easter 2015

The HETAS offices will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 2nd April 2015 and opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 7th April 2015. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer or HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search Click here to access a range of useful advice sheets can, Read More…

Christmas 2015

The HETAS offices will be closing at midday on Thursday 24th December 2015 and opening at 8:30am on Monday 4th January 2016. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer or HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search Click here to access a range of useful advice sheets, Read More…

Easter 2016

The HETAS offices will be closing at 4:30pm on Thursday 24th March and opening at 8.30am on Tuesday 29th March. Should you require the services of a HETAS Registered Installer or HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep you can use the search facility at www.hetas.co.uk/search Click here to access a range of useful advice sheets can, including Read More…

Retailer Therapy

The HETAS Approved Retailer scheme continues to grow in popularity as more retailers benefit from accreditation on the scheme. The new HETAS Approved Retailer Course, designed for new and experienced retailers, aims to ensure that approved retailers have at least one HETAS trained member of staff on duty in the showroom at all times, not Read More…

Read all about it! HETAS and Golley Slater News Update

Read all about it! 2016 was our first full year using Golley Slater as our chosen PR agency and it’s been a very successful twelve months in raising awareness of HETAS,our registrants and the great products that manufacturers get tested and put in to our Guide. Our team has pulled together some of the headline Read More…

Easter 2017

Easter 2017 Office Closure With Easter fast approaching we wanted to let everyone know that the HETAS office will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 13th April 2017 and opening again on Tuesday 18th April 2017 at 8:30am. The HETAS website has a wide range of information for you while we are closed over Easter. Read More…