CPD Sessions and Workshops offered by HETAS

HETAS has been providing industry-leading training for installers of solid fuel and biomass appliances for decades with our MHCLG approved competent persons scheme in place since 2002.    The agenda of CPD sessions and workshops can be tailor-made to the requirements of your Local Authority. These interactive meetings keep staff up to date with changing legislation Read More…

New legislation for wood and manufactured solid fuels

The new legislation will ban the sale of the wet wood and house coal, aiming to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels. The Ready to Burn certification scheme will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and comes into force in England from May 2021 for most Read More…

The impact of wood burning stoves on air pollution

What we have to say… Recently, we have read a few articles about wood burning stoves and their impact on air pollution. Following the development of various research projects, we can see it is difficult for scientists to cover in their studies, the wide variety of issues that can have an impact on air pollution, with a particular focus on Read More…

Moving Home?

When moving home, it is always good practise to know exactly what documentation you require as part of your home exchange process so we have put together top tips of what you will need. Certificate of Compliance – The certificate demonstrates that the installation complies with the relevant Building Regulations and in England & Wales Read More…

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 2021

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021 Chimney Fire Safety Week is back for 2021! 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…