HETAS is the official body recognised by Government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses. Its work in approving products covers boilers, cookers, open fires and stoves and room-heaters. It also lists in its Official Guide, factory made chimneys and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms suitable for use with solid fuel.
HETAS collaborates with the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) (http://www.chimneyworks.co.uk/) in supervising a solid fuel orientated course for chimney sweeps which results in successful candidates being “HETAS Approved”. We also work with the Guild of Master Sweeps (GMS); and the Association of Professional and Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS) HETAS operates a registration scheme for heating engineers with special skills in the installation and maintenance of solid fuel
One of HETAS’ roles is to liaise with industry and we work closely with the National Fireplace Association (NFA) and with the Stove Industry Alliance a manufacturers marketing organisation co-founded by HETAS, SFA and representatives of manufacturers of appliances, chimneys and other products. HETAS represents the industry with Government in matters such as Building Regulations and in the setting of standards both in the UK and Europe where our staff manages and chairs committees drafting new British and European Standards.
Its “three tick” Logo is the Approval mark to be looked for in solid fuel domestic heating products and services.