UK Clean Air Strategies and domestic burning

Work on implementing clean air strategies across the UK remains a high priority for the government and devolved administrations. We have already seen legislation passed in England for domestic solid fuels through The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and can expect further changes to legislation over the coming years.

The impact of wood burning stoves on air pollution

What we have to say… Recently, we have read a few articles about wood burning stoves and their impact on air pollution. Following the development of various research projects, we can see it is difficult for scientists to cover in their studies, the wide variety of issues that can have an impact on air pollution, with a particular focus on Read More…

White Paper on Clean Air (Wales) Bill published

HETAS is pleased to see the publication of the Welsh Government’s White Paper on a Clean Air (Wales) Bill which aims to make Wales a better and healthier place to live. HETAS has been working directly as part of the Welsh government Task and Finish Group since 2018 (comprising industry, fuel suppliers, Public Health Wales, Healthy Air Cymru, Local Authorities, HETAS and other organisations).

HETAS appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn scheme for manufactured solid fuels

HETAS, the non-profit organisation supporting cleaner and safer choices for the use of biomass and other solid fuels, appliances and associated technologies, has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme that will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that will come into force in England from 1 May 2021 for manufactured solid fuels.

Lockdown Update

With various lockdown measures being implemented across the UK, we wanted to update you on the current situation for tradespeople working in other people’s homes. The guidance varies by region, please ensure you adhere to the guidance provided for the area in which you work. For England and Wales tradespeople are permitted to continue working Read More…

December Training update

It’s been an interesting year for our training centres. Like many of you, they have adjusted accordingly to the challenge presented by COVID-19. Whilst centres’ are having to run courses with reduced numbers they are presented with challenges in meeting demand for training.  The five yearly cycle for refresher training is upon us and heightened Read More…

The Ultimate Homepage Checklist

As it’s coming up to Christmas and we’ve all had a pretty hectic few months I thought I wouldn’t subject you all to a long wordy blog post. In fact, for some of you, improving your website will be way down the priority list. If you’re like me, you’ll be doing last-minute Christmas shopping (I hope my brother’s new girlfriend likes socks!) However, they’ll also be a group of you who want to make improvements to their business in the new year.

Green Homes Grant | Biomass Training Funding

Green Homes Grant – Biomass (HETAS) Training Award – Up to £1000.00 off the cost of the H005DE course. Windhager UK has been successful in their application for a grant to offer subsidised training courses (H005DE) in support of the Governments ‘Green Homes Grant’ scheme to heating engineers. One of the heating technologies supported by Read More…