Useful Links

As well as working with industry representatives who form our Council, we have close working relationships with industry organisations. HETAS collaborates with:

The British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA)


The UK’s only Trade Association for factory-made chimney products. The BFCMA works closely with Government, public bodies and other organisations to develop safe and effective chimney and flue solutions.


The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

CIBSE promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in further and higher education, by approving work based training programmes and providing routes to full professional Registration and Membership.


The Council of Gas Detection & Environmental Monitoring (COGDEM)

It aims to provide for the efficient organisation and development of the gas detection, gas analysis & environmental monitoring industry and to enhance the common interests of members.


The Heating & Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC)

The HHIC is a member organisation committed to effectively driving, supporting & promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating & hot water industry.


 ICOM Energy Association

ICOM and its members have been instrumental in the development of product and installation standards, both at national and european level.


Local Authority Building Control

Local Authority building ControlLABC are a not-for-profit, member organisation, representing all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Their members ensure that all buildings are habitable, safe, dry and warm. With over 3,000 professional surveyors and building technicians working in local authority building control they provide a consistent national service that is delivered at a local level.


The Solid Fuel Association (SFA)

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The SFA key aims are to promote greater awareness of the benefits of solid fuel and biomass heating among the general public and to encourage both safety in use and best installation practice for the domestic solid fuel and biomass sector.


Stove Industry Alliance (SIA)

The SIA is an alliance of manufacturers, distributors, advisory/test house bodies and other interested parties who sell stoves, both space heaters and boiler stoves, and also flue and chimney products and fuel.


Renewable Energy Association

The REA represent British renewable energy producers and promote the use of renewable energy in the UK. The REA endeavours to achieve the right regulatory framework for renewables to deliver an increasing contribution to the UK’s electricity, heat and transport needs.


Which? Consumer Rights Advice

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Which? are the largest consumer body in the UK exists to make individuals as powerful as the organisations they deal with in their daily lives and we seek to achieve this


Citizens Advice

citizens_adviceCitizens Advice aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.




The Association of Professional Independent Sweeps (APICS) Ltd

APICS is a professional organisation, recognised by the industry. They support help & advise you without interfering with your independence.



The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps (GOMCS)

GOMCS is a co-operative organisation for professional chimney sweeps. Our members have met strict criteria and follow the highest standards in the industry.



The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)

NACS is supervising a solid fuel orientated course for chimney sweeps which results in successful candidates being HETAS approved.




Approved Coal Merchants Scheme

The scheme was created so that standards could be set for coal merchants and in particular, a system could be developed to show that they were keeping to those standards.



Woodsure This not-for-profit scheme provides a straightforward, thorough procedure for assessing the quality and sustainability of woodfuel supplied for use in biomass boilers and woodfuel appliances. The scheme is supported by HETAS.


UK Pellet Council

Renewable Energy AssociationThe UK Pellet Council was set up following an industry meeting on 17th November 2011 and is hosted by the REA. It aims to provide a single body to represent the best interests of all parties directly involved in the UK pellet trade from biomass of any source. The Council oversees UK implementation of the European Pellet Council’s ENplus scheme.



Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)


The DCLG sets policy on supporting local government; communities and neighbourhoods; regeneration; housing; planning, building and the environment; and fire. The Department is ending the era of top-down government by giving new powers to councils, communities, neighbours and individuals.


Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

BEIS LogoThe department brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change.




Ofgem is the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets. Protecting consumers is our first priority. We do this by promoting competition, wherever appropriate, and regulating the monopoly companies which run the gas and electricity networks.


 Fire Kills Campaign


The brand ‘Fire Kills’ was introduced in 1999 to bring together messages about fire safety under one recognisable banner, uniting local activity and national interventions.

It has become one of the most enduring brands in existence in government.