Start the New Year with HETAS training

Start the New Year with HETAS training

Start the New Year as you mean to go on and book onto a HETAS training course to learn something new. Whether undertaking a refresher to brush up on knowledge and skills that you didn’t have time  to do during a busy heating season, or an entirely new course which allows you to enhance your business offering, HETAS can help installers get into gear for 2017.

Changeover course for gas installers
Following feedback from various industry events in 2016, HETAS has developed a bespoke Changeover course to help gas engineers meet the increasing demand for wood burning, biomass and solid fuel appliances from consumers.

The three-day course will cover practical considerations for chimney and flue provision, ventilation, distances to combustible materials, the characteristics of fuels and regulatory requirements. The Changeover course bridges the skills gap in relation to biomass and solid fuel appliance installations and is now available throughout training centres across the UK and Ireland.

Service & Maintenance course
Solid fuel appliances 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.

In support of the requirements, HETAS has launched a Service & Maintenance course designed to ensure engineers are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to undertake such work. The two-day practical course is ideal for businesses that don’t wish to undertake installation work such as professional chimney sweeps, maintenance operatives and local authorities with housing stock using solid fuel as a primary heat source.

Pellet Stove Installation course
More consumers are becoming aware of the benefits of using quality wood fuel in their stoves, which has led to a rise in popularity of the HETAS H008 Pellet Stove Installation course.

The one day practical course covers the differences between appliances, chimney requirements, service and maintenance. Installers must have already completed the H003 Dry Installer Competency course before signing up for H008.

Approved Retailer course
Helping HETAS approved retailers educate consumers about the benefits of using approved appliances, fuels and services, the Approved Retailer course ensures that showrooms will have at least one HETAS trained member of staff on duty at all times.

This interactive one-day session involves group exercises and gives learners a detailed understanding of solid fuel types and appliances in terms of the factors affecting selection, maintenance and carbon monoxide, as well as the legislation that applies to dwellings.

Other HETAS courses and refreshers
Installers can also now sit their HETAS refresher assessment up to six months ahead of the due date. Rather than wait for previous qualifications to expire, registrants are being encouraged to sit the courses in advance, giving installers every opportunity to train on dates that are convenient to them and ensuring they are covered by the CPS all year round. Under HETAS’ scheme, installers will not lose any time from their five-year extension.

HETAS 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 and maintain high standards of service for their customers.

Other HETAS courses include:

  • H001 – Introduction to solid fuel
  • H002 – Solid fuel regulations and standards
  • H003 – Dry appliance installer
  • H004 – Wet appliance installer
  • H005DE – Biomass appliance installer
  • H006 – System chimney

For more information on HETAS’ training courses and dates visit the HETAS website:

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