H009 | Service and Maintenance Course

HETAS H009 Service and Maintenance Course

Duration: 2 days

The latest addition to the range of solid fuel training available with HETAS.

Solid fuel appliances are well known for their high quality, robust construction and durability. However like any product in continuous use they do require attention by the user and routine servicing by an engineer. HETAS recommends that appliances are serviced at least once a year or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

In support of the requirements, the HETAS  H009 Service and Maintenance course designed to ensure engineers are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to undertake such work is now available. The two-day practical course is ideal for businesses that don’t wish to undertake installation work who have relevant experience including stove retailers, chimney sweeps, allied trades such as plumbing and heating installers, maintenance operatives and housing associations with housing stock using solid fuel as a primary heat source.

HETAS has been working in collaboration with the three HETAS recognised Chimney Sweep Associations to further develop this course which is now available throughout HETAS training centres across UK and Ireland.

Completion of the H009 will enable existing Chimney Sweeps to demonstrate their existing knowledge and retain ‘Approved Chimney Sweep’ status at the cost of their annual renewal.

 Successful completion of the course will enable registration as either:

Pre –requisites

At least one of the following:

  • Demonstrable, appropriate previous work experience on stoves
  • OFTEC technician with scope of work categories 101,102 or 105e.
  • Registered Gas Safe operative with work categories CCN1 and HTR1.
  • Registered member of APICS, GOMCS, NACS or Sweep Safe
  • Plumbing & Heating Service / Maintenance engineer

Cost & Course Dates

Please contact training centres directly for course dates and prices. All contact details can be found on the training centres page here.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for HETAS Dry Solid Fuel Appliance Service & Maintenance are:

  • Know appropriate questions to ask of the user
  • Be able to assess the current status and prepare for maintenance
  • Know the service and maintenance requirements for dry solid fuel appliances
  • Know the fault diagnosis and rectification procedures for dry solid fuel appliances
  • Be able to carry out maintenance
  • Be able to test and verify safe operation
  • Know the commissioning requirements for dry solid fuel appliances
  • Know essential advice for the end user

The scope of the dry appliance types covered in this course is:

  • Open fires,
  • Room heaters (excluding pellet stoves)

Assessment method

Focusing on practical activities throughout the majority of the course you will be assessed on service and maintenance procedures through observation whilst carrying out a variety of related tasks.

A multiple choice question paper consisting of 18 questions concludes the assessment.

Installers wishing to Service & Maintain ‘Wet’ appliances would need to undertake the HETAS H004 training course in addition to the HETAS H009 Service and Maintenance Course.