HETAS News

Are there gaps in your insurance?

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.

Environment Bill

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.

New Apprenticeship

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…

Latest News from Woodsure

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. Recently the Woodsure Read More…

Brexit Impact

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

BS EN 16510-1 Explained

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…

Industry Representation

As a not for profit organisation HETAS’ purpose is to work for consumer safety and the wider public interest in safe, efficient and environmentally responsible use of biomass and other solid fuels. Within this purpose we aim to provide robust evidence to influence national and European standards for appliances, ancillary equipment, fuels and installation, providing Read More…

HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep Scheme Update

HETAS has opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep scheme. Previously, applicants have been required to be members of one of HETAS’ recognised chimney sweeping associations/organisations as well as needing to attend the appropriate HETAS training course (H003 or H009). The new direct registration route has been set Read More…