The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
Powering Chimney Sweeping into the 21st Century

Online Refresher Course

03 June, 2020
Online Refresher Course

Another first – 19th June 2020

This course is open to any sweep and is for experienced sweeps only.

We have re-structured the 5 year Refresher course to enable candidates to attend online. It’s a one day live interactive course with up to 9 fellow sweeps attending the first session on the 19th  June. Non-members are welcome.

The Refresher covers updated information on solid fuel regulations, best practice and industry developments. It gives you the opportunity to expand your scope of business through a better understanding of our trade and the emerging trends. Being aware of new regulations and best practice keeps you the right side of the rules and your customers are better served and safer.

All content is bang up to date including new government legislation on fuels and guidance on working practice during the coronavirus restrictions. It also covers things like:

  • Updated information on bends and horizontal runs
  • Online resources and opportunities – making the most
  • CE markings and appliance standards
  • Coronavirus working practice guidance
  • New fuels legislation
  • Guards and terminals
  • Heat shielding
  • New developments in equipment and services.

Each section allows space for live Q and A.

Everybody on this course is an experienced sweep and you have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge too. There are new elements specifically to enhance the online experience and information is delivered by multiple presenters. The interactive element of questions, answers and discussion are neatly incorporated and we are confident of a great learning experience.

Guild chairman Lawson Wight said: “They say that necessity is the mother of invention and the recent virus crisis means a new approach. Guild directors John Stone (Scotland) and new director Gavin Cater have completely restructured the course to deliver online. There are new elements that sweeps can take away and put into practice the next day!”

Lawson added: “There’s always room for some fun too so we’ve kept all the quiz and Q & A elements that scored well in previous feedback.”

You will receive a copy of the latest main Guild course training manual* along with the specific Refresher course manual ahead of the day. You will also receive a memory stick** packed with useful documents and links to online resources. There will also be a little advance ‘homework’ to get everyone up to speed on a couple of points.

We’ve reduced the course cost (whilst increasing the content) to reflect savings on training centre, etc. and of course you will make a further saving on travel. £150 inc vat to Guild members, non-members £200.

* The main Guild Training Manual is a unique document. It has changed significantly over the last five years with much additional information. It now indexed as a working document so that updates can be added. You can replace out of date pages with new download versions.  The cost is included in the course fee.

** The memory stick information is your personal reference for all Guild documents and online resources.

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    What our members say…

    Jo Thurgur

    “The course was fantastic, with excellent facilities and trainers who have been in the business for years and really know their stuff. I met some great people on the course who I am still in touch with.”

    Jo Thurgur (Joanna Thurgur Chimney Sweep Services)
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