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H010 | Installation in Small Craft

With over 30,000 licensed boats on the inland waterways, a wide number are using renewable fuel sources to heat habitable accommodation. HETAS has seen a rise in enquiries received regarding the effective design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of stoves on boats.

This course is suitable for HETAS Registered Installers, Sweep & Service Technicians, and candidates with a marine industry background who wish to extend their scope and knowledge of solid fuel dry appliances in Small Craft.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety Marine considerations
  • Appliance suitability and sizing
  • Siting and securing the appliance
  • Hearth requirements
  • Heat Shielding of combustible materials
  • Chimneys, flues and connecting flue pipes
  • Chimney clearance: Distance to combustibles
  • Chimney termination outlets and cowls
  • Custom Boat chimneys system kits
  • Combustion and habitable ventilation


  • Pre-commissioning
  • Flue Draught testing
  • Commissioning and handover
  • Smoke Draw & Flue Draught Interference test
  • Spillage
  • Lighting the appliance
  • CO Alarm positioning
  • Fuel types & appropriate use
  • Relevant British Standards References

Course Details

Assessment Method

Theory & Practical.

Course Duration

2 days.

Course Outcome

These depend on your applicant type:

  • HETAS Registered Installers – addition of Install in Small Craft competence to registration.
  • HETAS Sweep & Service Technicians – addition of Sweep & Service in Small Craft competence to registration.
  • Marine Industry candidates – HETAS certificate of attendance.


At least one of the following:

  • Compulsory HETAS H003/H003DS Dry Appliance Installer and H006 System Chimneys or H009 Service & Maintenance.
  • Marine Industry Experience.

Next steps

Successful candidates can extend the scope of their knowledge of solid fuel dry appliances on Small Craft.

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