Rodstation work closely with the following Chimney Sweeping Associations and can highly recommend their in depth chimney sweep courses run by experts within the industry who are friendly and professional in their approach and always on hand for help and advice. If you are interested in becoming a chimney sweep please follow the links below.
National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, promoting high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys. With over 500 Members, the NACS is recommended by all major fuel organisations, including the Solid Fuel Association, HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing & Approval Scheme), and OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association). https://nacs.org.uk/
Guild of Master Sweeps
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was established with the goal to improve standards within the industry by introducing professional training and assessment for sweeps. Today, the Guild is both nationally and internationally recognised for its efforts and achievements in improving standards for both chimney sweeps and their customers. https://www.guildofmasterchimneysweeps.co.uk/
Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS)
APICS was formed to keep our members independent and to set the standards sweeps must reach to become a member, improving the knowledge and safety of chimney sweeps and customers across the country, thereby giving customers a better service and a name they can trust.
APICS is a friendly organisation, recognising that chimney sweeps are independent and should be allowed to get on with their daily work without interference. www.apics.org.uk
Chimney Skills Training
Chimney Skills Trainings mission is to provide a pathway to move chimney sweeps and solid fuel installers to formally recognised trade status. Within a friendly but highly professional environment, they provide the means to this through formal qualification using the newly developed NVQ structure for chimney occupations. The focus is to empower the chimney associated tradespeople by providing resources, tools and knowledge to help to address the changing goals within the industry. Technological advancement and requirements to improve air quality being the driving force behind this program. With the uniquely practical and straightforward approach, participants can help secure their place within the landscape and gain true professional trade status. In doing so, they will safeguard a world class solid fuel industry for the future. Contact: Chris Geeves email@example.com 07973 905151 Phil Cleaver firstname.lastname@example.org 07444 961891
National Chimney Sweeping Safety Association
The National Chimney Sweeping Safety Association is a Professional Trade Association formed in September 2017 by experienced professional Chimney Sweeps with the aim of taking the ancient art of chimney sweeping into the 21st century. https://www.ncssa.co.uk/