HETAS Coronavirus Update and Signposting Update: 11th May 2020 For England, the government has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.These 8 guides cover a range of different types of work. The guidance documents set out guidance on how to work safely. It gives practical considerations of how this can be Read More…
Is your business prepared for the Coronavirus? As the outbreak continues to spread it’s understandable that businesses are concerned throughout the UK and the World.
Back in February Defra published their response on their cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood consultation. In conjunction with the announcement was a BSRIA report commissioned by HETAS (on behalf of Defra). The report identifies the useful heat output of a series of solid fuels selected from typical fuels available to the public.
At the start of the year HETAS published its annual Guide to Approved Solid Fuel, Wood and Biomass Products and Services. The Guide has evolved over the years and this year is no different. A new addition to the Guide for 2020 is Rotary Power Sweeping and their range of Snaplok Rotary Sweep Systems.
The UK Government published it’s 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11th March with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak providing a boost to renewable technologies with the extension of The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. In addition, funding has been allocated to support the design and delivery of net-zero policies and programmes.
As a Competent Persons Scheme operator on behalf of Government, HETAS is required to maintain its accreditation as a certification body to the European standard BS EN ISO 17065, and to the authorisation requirements for the notification of building services under the UK Building Regulations. This requires us to operate independently but to very tight Read More…
Ready to Burn – what is it and where can I find? Air quality continues to be of significant importance to the solid fuel and biomass industry. HETAS and its sister company Woodsure have been working closely with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) over recent months, in support of the government’s Clean Read More…
Climate change and the environmental impact of using solid fuel appliances has been hotly debated over the last couple of years. At the start of this new decade, thoughts become more focussed on Ecodesign Compliant Stoves. Here we take a look at what the legislation means and how it will affect us now and into the future.
HETAS has listened to industry feedback to make it easier for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme through two possible routes.
Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work and this guidance from HETAS explains what you need to do to meet the requirements.