Three training providers have been added to the list of HETAS approved training centres around the UK.
Sevenoaks Energy Centre offers all HETAS courses, whilst the National Association of Chimney Sweeps is running the H001, H002 and H003 courses. In Northern Ireland, The North West Regional College in Londonderry has also become a HETAS approved training centre.
HETAS is now working with 12 leading training providers to offer a full range of biomass, wood and solid fuel training. Commenting on the new centres, Andy Mathews from HETAS said: “The move towards green technology has sparked an increase in demand for biomass trained installers. HETAS continues to lead the way in developing training for the industry.”
All HETAS training courses were revised last year and now feature more practical components than before. They are designed to be relevant to everyday situations that installers deal with. There are courses for dry stoves, wet stoves and appliances, with a new course for biomass appliances.
Mr Mathews added “we want to make it straightforward for installers to train and register with HETAS. A combination of theory and practical elements gives candidates a better knowledge and understanding of solid fuel and biomass installation work, commissioning, servicing and maintenance of appliances correctly.”