National statistics of emissions of air pollutants

On the 18th February Defra published its emissions of air pollutants national statistics. The publication provides estimates of UK emissions of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), nitrogen oxides, ammonia, non-methane volatile organic compounds and sulphur dioxide. The information contains statistics on annual emissions for the period 1970 to 2020.  The full set of emissions of Read More…

Building Regulations and Manufacturers Instructions

Calvin May, Technical Standards Manager on dealing with conflicts between Approved Documents/British Standards requirements & manufacturer instructions In last year’s Technical Bulletin 19, HETAS covered the subject of application of Approved Document guidance and BSI recognised standards to comply with the principal requirements of the UK Building Regulations J1-J5. The article included reference to the Read More…

Have you got your CSCS card?

Following an increase in calls to HETAS surrounding how to apply for a Site Safety Card for the installation and maintenance activities on solid fuel and biomass heating, flues and or chimney systems, including chimney sweeping, a reminder on what is required for HETAS registered businesses. HETAS Installer Blue Card APPLY ONLINE DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM Read More…

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.

Success this Chimney Fire Safety Week for HETAS

Thank you to everyone who helped us to support Fire Kills’ Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021. The campaign week, which started on the 30th, was a great success for HETAS and Woodsure, culminating in our radio features which aired across the UK. Hundreds of you made use of the campaign asset pack and we saw Read More…

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…

A Consumer Guide To Ecodesign And DEFRA Exemption

We have put together a simple guide to give you as a consumer an overview of Ecodesign and DEFRA Exemption requirements. Hopefully, this will enable you to make an informed choice about buying a solid fuel appliance. Both standards support government initiatives to reduce the impact of emissions from domestic solid fuel burning. Ecodesign Implementation Read More…

HETAS launches new Approved Biomass Maintenance Scheme

HETAS has launched a new registration scheme for engineers to demonstrate competency in the servicing and maintenance of domestic and commercial biomass appliances. The non-profit organisation, which is committed to helping people make cleaner and safer choices in the use of biomass and other solid fuels and associated technologies, has developed the scheme to support Read More…