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Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps

The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps was formed in 2002 with the aim of setting and maintaining high standards within the sweeps industry. By striving to improve the knowledge and safety of sweeps across the UK, APICS believes it can offer the consumer a better service and a name they can recognize and trust. By implementing a Continued Professional Development scheme (CPD), the Association is able to ensure that all its members are fully up to date regarding rules, safety, Read more [...]

Chimney Sweeps Academy

The Chimney Sweep Academy is both a respected training school for aspiring sweeps as well as a professional Trade Association that offers its members support and guidance throughout their sweeping career. The Academy does not limit membership to those who have completed the Academy’s own training course and welcomes members who have trained elsewhere.
The Chimney Sweep Academy offers everything needed by the professional chimney sweep under one roof, from professional chimney sweep training, to Read more [...]

The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps

Established over 20 years ago as a ‘not for profit’ association for professional chimney sweeps, The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps is one of the most respected professional sweep’s associations in the UK and the only association that represents the UK sweeping industry at an international level.

By giving its professional members specific standards to reach, The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps has a key position in regulating what is an extremely old industry. By offering its member’s Read more [...]

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)

Based in Stone in Staffordshire and established in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, The National Association of Chimney Sweep’s motto is ‘helping to protect the consumer’. With over 600 professional chimney sweep members across the UK, the association aims to promote and maintain high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys by ensuring that all their members adhere to the NACS Code of Practice (1982) and Code of Conduct for the cleaning of chimneys.  
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What You Should Know About Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2017

 How safe is your home? You may lock your doors and practice fire prevention features, but you may be overlooking one of the most significant dangers out there: Carbon monoxide. That’s why Irish Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week was created in order to bring attention to a deadly risk.
Carbon monoxide, a deadly, odorless gas, has no color or taste. It can kill in less than three minutes, and can be released by burning oil, wood, gas, or solid fuel. This means that almost any home is at risk of carbon Read more [...]