H011 - Sweeping Course

What's included?

Duration: 4 days
Cost: £1500 + VAT

Introduction to the course

Solid fuel appliances and flues/chimneys/liner are well known for their high quality, robust construction and durability. However like any product in continuous use they do require attention by the user and routine servicing by an engineer. HETAS recommends that appliances are serviced at least once a year or according to the manufacturer’s instructions and chimneys and liners are swept prior to installation and twice a year.

In support of the requirements, HETAS has launched a Sweeping Course for anyone wishing to access the Solid Fuel Industry with little to no experience. Candidates undertaking this course will cover sweeping as well as stove service and maintenance theory and practical training at our well-equipped Centres on a range appliances and chimney/flue options. The course is designed to ensure engineers are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to undertake such work and able to join the HETAS Sweep & Service Scheme for sweeping, servicing and maintaining chimneys, flues and solid fuel appliances.

This course is great if you are considering a career change and don’t want to install, if you want to add a specialist sweep/service and maintenance technician to your already existing company registration and is ideal for businesses that wish to add an extra service for their customers prior to installation work and those who wish to build a repeat customer base keeping customers safe, air cleaner and stoves more efficient. A training certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course, enabling the candidate to apply for registration with HETAS on the competent person registration scheme .

Entry Requirements

At least one of the following:

  • None required

Course Content

 <li>Health and safety</li>
 <li>Environmental factors</li>
 <li>Pre-assessment survey</li>
 <li>Sweeping methods</li>
 <li>Sealing methods</li>
 <li>Soot classification</li>
 <li>Hearth requirements</li>
 <li>Heat Shielding of combustible materials</li>
 <li>Commissioning requirements</li>
 <li>Chimneys, flues and connecting flue pipes </li>
 <li>Chimney clearances and distance to combustible</li>
 <li>HETAS Unsafe Situations Procedure (HUSP)</li>
 <li>Consumer care and advice</li>

How is the course assessed

  • Focussing on practical activities throughout the majority of the course you will be assessed through observation whilst carrying out a variety of related tasks.
  • 2 multiple choice question papers concludes the assessment

What Next

Register your business with HETAS.