When introducing our company, we never forget to mention that we are registered members of the Guild of Master Sweeps and/or other trade regulating and governing bodies. Let us explain why this is important.
The Guild of Master Sweeps was established to elevate standards in the unregulated trade. It strives to keep the public safer by providing professional training and assessment for sweeps. For sweeps, this means they’re equipped to offer the highest level of service to customers while having the support of a national trade organisation.
Beware of Untrained Sweeps
The unfortunate truth is anyone can call themselves a ‘chimney sweep’. They do not have to undergo any training or register with any professional body. Imagine that – someone without any experience claiming to be skilled in making sure your chimney is clean and safe for use.
Hardly a day goes by when we don’t hear of some issue involving untrained or poorly trained sweeps and some of their consequences. Nothing can stop an incompetent sweep from working, the Guild of Master Sweeps says.
That is why you should always hire the services of sweeps trained in the high requirements set up by the Guild of Master Sweeps together with the National Association of Chimney Sweeps or the Institute of Chimney Sweeps (ICS.)
The Benefit of the Guild
Sweeps in the UK are not legally required to get any training or acquire any qualifications to trade. However, if they choose to be a member of the Guild, they must meet and comply with strict criteria and achieve the highest standards in the industry. This standing includes every aspect of chimney sweeping, from techniques to safe working practices to documentation of work.
Choose ChimneySweepUK for High Standards
At ChimneySweepUK, our sweepers are members of the Guild of Sweeps, or other Chimney Sweeping Regulating and Governing Bodies, such as the Institute of Chimney Sweeps (ICS) and Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme (HETAS).
This means our service is carried out only by the most competent, trained professionals and is thus, the very best on the market.