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H011 | Sweeping Course

A robust theory and practical course to become a HETAS Sweep & Service Technician.


This course is suitable for candidates wanting to learn how to sweep a chimney, and undertake servicing and maintenance but do not wish to undertake installation work.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Factors
  • Pre-assessment Survey
  • Sweeping Methods
  • Sealing Methods
  • Soot Classification
  • Hearth Requirements
  • Heat Shielding of Combustible Materials
  • Chimneys, Flues and Connecting Flue Pipes
  • Chimney Clearance; Distance to Combustibles



  • Chimney Termination Outlets and Cowls
  • Combustion Ventilation
  • Pre-Commissioning
  • Flue Draught Testing
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Smoke Draw & Flue Draught Interference Tests
  • CO Alarm Positioning
  • HETAS Unsafe Situations Procedure (HUSP)
  • Consumer Care and Advice

Course Details

Assessment Method

Theory and Practical.

Course Duration

4 days.

Course Outcome

HETAS Statement of Results.


None required.

Next steps

Successful candidates can join the HETAS Sweep & Service scheme.

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