Burn Better

Burn Better: Cleaner fuels and regular chimney maintenance key to reducing pollution from open fires and stoves used for domestic burning  Public reminded of best ways to minimise the environmental impact of burning at home this winter ahead of new government policy on cleaner fuels in the spring A new survey has found four in Read More…

Home Safety Week 2020

Home Safety Week encourages people to assess the needs of their homes and ensure they have adequate alamrs for their needs. For those most vulnerable groups Fire and Rescue Services can assist with specific advice for the indivdual and, if required, fit smoke detection and some fire and rescue service may be able to install CO detection too. Alarms save lives and in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) incident they can provide precious time to escape.

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2020

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2020 Chimney Fire Safety Week is back for 2020! The annual campaign takes place in September. What will you be doing to support the campaign this year with the Clean Air Strategy putting extra spotlight on our industry. HETAS met with the team from Fire Kills and once again we are pleased Read More…

The importance of chimney design

Every solid fuel heating appliance installed in the UK will be connected to a suitably sized chimney system, to allow for products of combustion created during the burning of solid and biomass fuels to escape from the appliance and be safely emitted to outside. For all combustion appliances, this process of combustion product dispersion is Read More…

Environment and Air Quality Strategies across the UK

Air quality is a worldwide issue, with authorities being tasked with ways to improve the air we breathe. So what is happening across the UK? The HETAS team takes a look at the various strategies and plans being developed and the impact on domestic combustion.