HETAS, the official body for approving heating appliances, fuels and services, also prides itself in being the leading training provider for solid fuel, wood and biomass, for all those involved in the industry chain. From installers and chimney sweeps to building control officers and local authorities, comprehensive courses have been tailor-made to suit various specialisms and help heating professionals reach certified levels of nationally identified competency.
HETAS also requires all registered installers to have a refresher training session every five years to ensure that they are abreast of the latest regulations and practices so that they can in turn maintain high standards of service for their customers.
Courses are held across HETAS’ nationwide network of approved training centres, ranging from:
- Introduction to solid fuel
- Solid fuel regulations and standards
- Dry appliance installer
- Wet appliance installer
- Biomass appliance installer
- System chimney
- Dry pellet stove installer *new*
“We are delighted to offer the new dry pellet stove installer course to our members,” comments Mike Harvey, training manager at HETAS.
“Conscious of the ‘Green’ agenda, an increasing number of homeowners are opting for this more efficient and sustainable way of heating their homes and we want to make sure our installers have brushed up on their skills and are aware of the latest technologies in the industry.”
The one day practical course will cover the differences between appliances, installation such as chimney requirements, commissioning, customer preference, service and maintenance. Installers must have already completed the H003 dry installer competency course before embarking on H008. For more information, please visit www.hetas.co.uk.