The HETAS Unsafe Situations Proceduce (HUSP) was introduced in November 2018 and has become quickly established as the industry recognised “Unsafe Situations Procedure” for Solid Fuel and Biomass.
Sussex Air, a partnership of all district councils in Sussex, is looking to gather information about solid fuel (wood & coal) use in the region. The purpose of the partnership is to: Help Local Authorities to meet their statutory obligations to assess and report on local air quality. Provide information to the public on air Read More…
One of the requirements of being a HETAS registrant is that your business insurance meets the minimum levels of cover for your industry. This means that you must have a minimum of £2 million public liability cover in your policy. HETAS Insurance Services has worked closely with insurers to ensure that the cover we offer meets those requirements.
HETAS has put its support behind a safety initiative at schools in Abkhazia, an independent state situated in the north-western corner of Georgia.
At the end of September HETAS opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep scheme.
On Monday 14th October at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech made reference to Environmental principles becoming enshrined in law, measures to improve air, water quality, tackle plastic pollution & restore habitats, new legally-binding environmental improvement targets & independent regulator all in new Environment Bill.
Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship Launched September saw the launch of the new four-year Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship. The new course enables apprentices to effectively combine several roles in the one apprenticeship and new Level 3 Standard offers them a choice of four pathways, including Natural Gas, solid Read More…
While we still await announcements from Government on future legislation for fuels, Woodsure is going from strength to strength. The Ready to Burn scheme now has 100 suppliers accredited, with numbers growing weekly. Our point of sale checks are now underway as we work to ensure products purchased remain ready to burn.
A hot topic of discussion in the recent press relates to current Brexit negotiations, and how any result may impact UK appliance manufacturers confirming compliance with current or new legal requirements should the UK leave the European Union (EU) without a deal on October 31st. It is important for HETAS approved manufacturers to be aware of their impending responsibilities should any significant changes take place and a “No Deal” situation reached
In 2018, HETAS released details of the recently published testing standard BS EN 16510-1 General Requirements and test methods for residential solid fuel burning appliances. The new requirements have been developed over a number of years through the relevant European Standards committee, with the intention of providing an updated and more robust means for testing Read More…