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Euroheat helps stove installers keep HETAS registered

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Euroheat, has added to its training centre in order to keep up with changes in legislation for stove installers, set to be enforced next summer.

It now includes a new, purpose-built area specifically for candidates attending stove installation refresher courses and re-assessment – the new five-yearly legal requirement for maintaining HETAS registration.

This change in legislation means that, from June 2014, any solid fuel domestic heating engineer who hasn’t completed a HETAS assessment or refresher course in the past five years must undergo re-assessment or risk losing their Competent Person status.

Simon Holden, co-founder of Euroheat, said: “We welcome this change in legislation – for too long stove installation has been left relatively un-checked, creating a situation where unscrupulous installers put end-users lives at risk with poorly installed and maintained stoves. Our new training facility has been built to help installers meet this new re-assessment requirement, with a range of Euroheat stoves available for practical training and assessment-only candidates.”

Stove related courses from Euroheat include HETAS Installation of Dry Appliances (H003) and Installation of Wet Appliances (stoves that also deliver some form of water heating) (H004), plus related refresher training (either one day or two day options, depending on an individual’s requirements). In addition, Euroheat delivers introductory and theory-based stove courses, for interested installers, specifiers, surveyors and building control officers.