HETAS Approved Biomass Maintenance Scheme

Following the publication of the new MCS Biomass Maintenance Standard (MCS 040), HETAS has launched it’s registration scheme for competent servicing businesses.

The Standard was commissioned following the Governments Clean Air Strategy 2018, Urban Biomass Consultation, and the findings of KIWA’s research into the ‘measurement of the in-situ performance of solid biomass boilers’.

The government intends to introduce a requirement for the owners of biomass boilers in receipt of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), to carry out annual preventative maintenance checks.

How do I become registered and approved? 

Businesses can register to join the scheme by demonstrating competence to maintain the boilers categories and group identified. We will register businesses based on experience and evidence of training. 

More specifically routes to access the Approved Biomass Maintenance Scheme are a combination of the following: 

  • Valid HETAS H009 Service and Maintenance Training 
  • Valid H005/DE Training 
  • Manufacturer Training 
  • Experienced worker route – Evidence biomass maintenance completed to manufacturer standards 

The full competence matrix can be viewed here:

How will it be regulated? 

MCS are administering the Standard for the scheme, and HETAS is committed to operate the scheme in accordance to the standard. Any complaints related to the scheme from a member of the public, will be assessed fairly. 

HETAS will report scheme data into MCS, Ofgem and BEIS to ensure that we all understand the success of the scheme and where we can make improvements for all users. 

Application process… 

Contact the Sales team on 01684 215255 or email schemes@hetas.co.uk to talk through the application process and any questions you may have.

Application Pack Documents

HETAS takes data protection seriously. Please read ouData Processing Annexe document and the scheme Conditions of Registration – view online or press the “Download” button or save to your Dropbox.

Contact us at schemes@hetas.co.uk if you need a printable pdf version of this form – please think of the environment before you print.

Fees Schedule

You can view the fees here for the HETAS Approved Biomass Maintenance Scheme.

Requirements, Explanation and Guidance Documents

See documents here for HETAS Approved Biomass Maintenance Scheme requirements, an explanation of scheme and application guidance.