HETAS launches the first full Ecodesign Compliant appliance scheme
The findings of a new independent scientific review commissioned by HETAS and supported by the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), have drawn attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution. The Clean Air Strategy 2019 currently attributes 38% of UK particulate matter emissions to the domestic burning of solid fuel. Read More…
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. Here the HETAS team explains the finer details of the Environment Bill and what impact it will have on our industry.
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.
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.