Chimney Sweep Approval with HETAS

Chimney Sweep Approval with HETAS HETAS recognises the important role of chimney sweeps in ensuring the safe and effective use of solid fuel appliances. HETAS is intending to open up an additional pathway for applicants to the HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep scheme. Approved Sweeps For many years HETAS has had an Approved Chimney Sweep scheme Read More…

The importance of chimney sweeping

The importance of chimney sweeping In recent newsletters we discussed Defra’s Clean Air Strategy and what it means for our industry. This month we look at the importance of chimney sweeping and appliance maintenance in the strategy. The Defra Clean Air Strategy which was launched back in May and runs through until the 14th August. Read More…

Chimney Safety Group

Chimney Safety Group Formed Organisations responsible for the safety and maintenance of chimneys and flues have come together to form a Chimney Safety Group to promote and offer solutions to chimney related problems in the UK. HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing & Approvals Scheme) is joining forces with APICS (Association of Professional and Independent Chimney Sweeps), Read More…

When should I get my chimney swept?

When should I get my chimney swept? Once again this year, HETAS was proud to support Chimney Fire Safety week which took place from 4th-10th September. Whilst there was a reduction in nationwide chimney fires, there were still over 5,000 avoidable chimney fires in England and Wales – April 2016 to March 2017. Our team Read More…

HETAS Committee & Standards Work

HETAS Committee & Standards Work In an ever-changing industry of legislation and regulatory requirements, HETAS remains at the forefront of solid fuel appliance and related technology standards development, to effectively promote and ensure continued improvement of the safe and efficient installation of solid fuel appliances, ancillary equipment and their maintenance. Achieving Objectives HETAS achieves these Read More…

New HETAS Service and Maintenance Course for 2017

New HETAS Service and Maintenance Course for 2017 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 Read More…

HETAS Approved Chimney Sweeps Directory

Chimney Sweeps Directory At the end of October HETAS launched its new HETAS Approved Chimney Sweeps Directory and we have sent copies to our approved Sweeps and Retailers as well as Local Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services, Housing Associations and homeowners. Working with our three recognised chimney sweeping associations, The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Read More…

New look for APICS | Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps

New Look for APICS APICS is pleased to announce the upgrading of their web site undertaken by Elliot Forte of Business Think. Formed in April 2002, APICS is a friendly organisation, recognising that chimney sweeps are independent and should be allowed to get on with their daily work without interference. Elliot has done a great Read More…