Industry associations

CO Gas Safety

An independent, registered charity with cross-party support at the House of Commons and European Parliament.

View the CO Gas Safety website

Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps (APICS)

If you cannot find a Guild sweep in your area try The Association of Professional Independent Chimney Sweeps.

View the APICS website

Carbon Monoxide Be Alarmed

Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that has no colour, taste or smell. It can be produced by any appliances burning gas, wood, oil or coal. Poisoning by carbon monoxide can be fatal or cause lasting health damage. Recent research found that nearly one person in 30 surveyed believed they had suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning.

View the CO Be Alarmed website

Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)

The Chimney Safety Institute of America is a non-profit, educational organisation dedicated to chimney and venting system safety.

View the CSIA website

Chimney Sweep University

Chimney Sweep University offers professional chimney sweep training in the United States.

View the Chimney Sweep University website

CO Awareness

A non-profit, voluntary organisation that supports those poisoned by carbon monoxide, their families and friends. They also campaign for changes in the legislation covering the manufacture, installation and servicing of appliances capable of creating CO, and lobby the Government and industry to improve safety and raise awareness. Lynn Griffiths, President of CO Awareness, is the founder of the National CO Awareness Week Campaign.

View the CO Awareness website

Carbon Monoxide Consumer Awareness Alliance (COCAA)

A group made up of all the major energy retailers, representatives across all fuel types, victim support charities and representation for manufacturers of carbon monoxide alarms. They all have an interest in ensuring the public is made aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to keep themselves safe, via their Be Carbon Monoxide Aware website.

View the Be Carbon Monoxide Aware website

ESCHFOE (European Federation of Master Chimney Sweeps)

A professional federation of chimney sweeping guilds with membership from over 21 countries.

View the ESCHFOE website

HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing & Approval Scheme)

HETAS is one of the official bodies recognised by the Government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services. Its work in approving products covers boilers, cookers, room heaters, open fires and stoves. It also lists in its current official guide, factory made chimneys and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms suitable for use with solid fuel.

View the HETAS website

SOLIFTEC (Solid Fuel Technology Institute)

The public information forum for wood, coal and all forms of domestic solid fuel heating.

View the SOLIFTEC website

Solid Fuel Association (SFA)

Funded by solid fuel producers and distributors, the SFA was established to promote the benefits of domestic solid fuel heating to the public. It also encourages safety in use and best installation practice for the domestic solid fuel and wood burning sector.

View the SFA website