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…

White Paper on Clean Air (Wales) Bill published

HETAS is pleased to see the publication of the Welsh Government’s White Paper on a Clean Air (Wales) Bill which aims to make Wales a better and healthier place to live. HETAS has been working directly as part of the Welsh government Task and Finish Group since 2018 (comprising industry, fuel suppliers, Public Health Wales, Healthy Air Cymru, Local Authorities, HETAS and other organisations).

HETAS appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn scheme for manufactured solid fuels

HETAS, the non-profit organisation supporting cleaner and safer choices for the use of biomass and other solid fuels, appliances and associated technologies, has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme that will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that will come into force in England from 1 May 2021 for manufactured solid fuels.

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

The legislation for The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 has successfully passed through both The House of Parliament and The House of Lords in recent weeks. This was closely followed by the legislation receiving the Secretary of State’s signature, moving the regulation from draft status into law.

Legislation Update: CDM 2015

On 6 April 2015 the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force, replacing CDM 2007. What are the reasons for the Health Safety Executive (HSE) changing CDM 2007?  Although the broad structure of CDM 2007 was fit for purpose, problems generally arose through misinterpretation of the Regulations. Unfortunately, they had led Read More…