The Approved Industry Standard Code of Practice for Chimney Sweeps.
Heritage Chimney Sweeping abides by the following Code of Practice.
Chimney Sweeps must be trained in accordance with the Industry Recommended Criteria of both theory and practice elements of chimney sweeping at an Industry Accredited Training Centre. They shall not practice the trade of a Chimney Sweep until they have been assessed and deemed competent by a trade organisation meeting the Industry Standard National Code of Practice.
It shall be the endeavour of the Chimney Sweep to provide as thorough and as honest a service available, with respect to the dangers of fire, suffocation and ill health caused by the malfunction of such chimneys, flue ways and appliances.
All Chimney Sweeps shall by virtue of the hidden nature of the task advise and work so as to keep the occupier, user or property owner aware of such faults and hazards found during working. Under no circumstances shall a person trading as a Chimney Sweep use any methods which result in a chimney not being properly cleaned or probed by a brush, or suitable rod attachments. Care must be taken to prove a chimney to be venting by the use of smoke pellets.