Simple steps to take to help your chimney safety

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021 Chimney Fire Safety Week is an annual campaign that will run from 30th August to 5th September this year. The national campaign aims to highlight small steps you can take to mitigate your risk of having a chimney fire. You will see messages across HETAS socials during the week with Read More…

Safety advice for holiday properties

With lockdown measures easing across the UK, we want to ensure holiday properties with wood-burning or multifuel stoves are ready for visitors. As the solid fuel safety organisation, we are advising that appliances are checked, and chimneys swept before guests arrive this year. Safety measures We recommend you have your chimney swept at least twice 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…

Sweep Safe Signs Up

Sweep Safe Signs Up For a number of years HETAS has recognised three chimney sweeping associations as a route for chimney sweeps to become HETAS Approved. In June we formally welcomed a fourth association/organisation as Sweep Safe signs up with HETAS. HETAS has a long standing relationship with three chimney sweep associations, APICS, Guild of 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? Every year HETAS supports Chimney Fire Safety Week which takes place in September. Annually across the UK we are seeing declines in instances of chimney fires, between April 2019 and March 2020 there were 3,130 chimney fires in England. Our team is often asked “When should I get Read More…

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017 It has been confirmed that the Fire Kills Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017 will be taking place from the 4th to the 10th September. There are over 5,500 chimney fires in England, Wales and Scotland, HETAS is once again supporting the campaign to raise awareness amongst consumers of the importance Read More…