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Hetas commences MCS product approval

Hetas has successfully achieved stage two of its UKAS accreditation to carry out biomass appliance certification under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Chief Executive, Bruce Allen (pictured) said: “This is a huge step for Hetas, and means we are now accepting applications for appliance approval, and can issue certificates for manufacturers.”

Hetas has been working on UKAS accreditation since August when the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform opened MCS up to bodies other than the Building Research Establishment.

MCS is designed to build consumer confidence in the growing sector of microgeneration technologies, by ensuring installation companies and products meet robust standards.

Hetas has also applied to run a Microgeneration Certification Scheme for installers, which will operate alongside its existing competent persons scheme for biomass and solid fuel.

Hetas already operates an appliance approvals scheme, with over 400 appliances and chimney systems listed in the Hetas Guide.

The guide also provides information on efficiencies for building regulations, and advice on selecting good quality fuel.