Building Regulations and Manufacturers Instructions

Calvin May, Technical Standards Manager on dealing with conflicts between Approved Documents/British Standards requirements & manufacturer instructions In last year’s Technical Bulletin 19, HETAS covered the subject of application of Approved Document guidance and BSI recognised standards to comply with the principal requirements of the UK Building Regulations J1-J5. The article included reference to the Read More…

SmartBunker gets HETAS Approved

SmartBunker is the latest innovative product to gain HETAS Approval. Founder of Greenans Products Limited, Niall Greenan designed the smart bunker to help his Mother, who suffers from arthritis, to fill a coal bucket from her coal storage bunker. Niall explains” When the coal bunker was full, it was difficult to shovel coal out due Read More…

Have you got your CSCS card?

Following an increase in calls to HETAS surrounding how to apply for a Site Safety Card for the installation and maintenance activities on solid fuel and biomass heating, flues and or chimney systems, including chimney sweeping, a reminder on what is required for HETAS registered businesses. HETAS Installer Blue Card APPLY ONLINE DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM Read More…

Success this Chimney Fire Safety Week for HETAS

Thank you to everyone who helped us to support Fire Kills’ Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021. The campaign week, which started on the 30th, was a great success for HETAS and Woodsure, culminating in our radio features which aired across the UK. Hundreds of you made use of the campaign asset pack and we saw Read More…

Innasol Sign Up as a HETAS Training Centre

Innasol Training become accredited as a HETAS training facility in support of engineers meeting the new requirements for Biomass Servicing and Maintenance.   Based in Peverel, Essex, Innasol is able to deliver high quality manufacturer training on their range of ETA appliances which will in turn provide service and maintenance operatives with a pathway towards registration Read More…

Apply to join the HETAS Members Advisory Group

HETAS and Woodsure held their first Members Advisory Group Meeting this month. The newly formed group has been brought together by the HETAS Board to drive engagement and discussion from across our stakeholders to steer the direction of both businesses moving forward. The first meeting was well received with a select audience of installers, retailers, Read More…

GRE Energy Training become HETAS Approved

GRE Energy Training GRE Energy Training is the latest training provider to become approved to provide HETAS training courses.  GRE is a well established training facility based in Chesterfield and will be extending their training provision to include HETAS training The centre is perfectly situated just off junction 29A on the M1. In addition to the Read More…

Biomass Maintenance Workshop

HETAS has introduced a Biomass Boiler Maintenance registration scheme for the purpose of manufacturers and other maintenance providers to demonstrate that meet the standards laid down through the MCS 040 Standard for at least annual maintenance of biomass plant where an RHI payment is claimed. There will a requirement for competent maintenance to be undertaken, meeting the standard, from 1st Read More…

Simple steps to take to help your chimney safety

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021 Chimney Fire Safety Week is an annual campaign that will run from 30th August to 5th September this year. The national campaign aims to highlight small steps you can take to mitigate your risk of having a chimney fire. You will see messages across HETAS socials during the week with Read More…

A look ahead to Ecodesign – what changes are coming?

The industry is preparing for incoming Ecodesign legislation, which is already in place for solid fuel boiler appliances and will apply to all solid fuel room heaters from January 2022. In simple terms, the regulations set new minimum seasonal efficiency and maximum emission requirements for all solid fuel appliances. Only those appliances that have been Read More…