The Environment Bill Explained

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. Here the HETAS team explains the finer details of the Environment Bill and what impact it will have on our industry.

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…

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

Hearth Boundaries

Hearth Boundaries The HETAS Technical team often provides clarification to registrants on issues relating to the subject of how a hearth surface should be marked out, ie. the demarcation or boundary of the hearth against the regular flooring material in the room. Regulation The regulation requiring reference here is Approved Document J (ADJ): J4: Protection Read More…

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…