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H002 | Solid Fuel Regulations & Standards

This course is suitable for Retail showroom staff, building surveyors, building control officers & architects. HETAS Registrants wishing to refresh or update their knowledge can also sit the online course.  

Course Content

  • Types of solid fuels and the factors affecting fuel selection 
  • Fuel preparation, seasoning and storage requirements 
  • Appliance types and operating  
  • Principles of safe combustion of solid fuels 
  • Industry rules, regulations & standards  
  • The role of HETAS and its Competent Person Scheme 
  • Chimneys, flues & terminals 
  • Air supply & ventilation 
  • Regional variation of Building Regulations 

Course Details

Assessment Method

The online course uses theory.  

The training centre based course uses theory & interactive group activities.  

Course Duration

The online course is designed to be taken at your own pace.  

The training centre course will be approximately 1 day. 

Course Outcome

HETAS Statement of Results. 


Candidates require no previous knowledge or experience for the online course; for the training centre based course they must have some experience in the solid fuel industry such as a stove or fuel showroom.  

Next Steps

Joining the HETAS Approved Retailer Scheme. 

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HETAS, Severn House, Unit 5 Newtown Trading Estate, Green Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 8HD