Surefire and NACS In New Joint Partnership
Surefire and the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) are pleased to announce the new partnership to help improve the services for NACS members and HETAS installers new and existing.
Surefire, part of Docherty Group, has expanded their catchment area for engineers to be able to attend one of two HETAS Approved Training Centres: one in Stone, Staffordshire; the other in Ripley, Derbyshire.
Surefire will provide Tutors and Assessors for all HETAS training, bringing consistency to both centres. The NACS centre is being upgraded to be able to offer the full suite of HETAS training courses.
HETAS Training Manager Mike Harvey adds
“The partnership between the two organisations will undoubtedly prove successful; training resources combined with highly experienced trainers with a wealth of industry knowledge will ensure training needs within the area are satisfied”
All HETAS course bookings will be taken by Surefire through a central telephone line. NACS members can continue to ring the NACS office and select HETAS training, all members should be aware of a telephone number change for the NACS office on the 7th July 2016 to 01785 336555, however the existing number will be active for a short period during the changeover.
The NACS actively promotes all HETAS courses to its members and in particular the H003 course as a requirement to progress to the status of ‘Master Chimney Sweep’ and as a pre requisite to be a HETAS registered sweep. NACS now have over two hundred HETAS registered members, many of whom are installers and HETAS Approved Chimney Sweeps.
Mr. Cris Whitcombe Eng Tech MCIPHE RP, Dip RSA, Cert Ed Training Manager at Surefire will be in charge of all HETAS training courses added
“I am pleased about the partnership for all concerned and look forward to the challenges and triumphs that lay before us. We aim to offer the full suite of HETAS courses available and for more information visit our Surefire website at www.surefire.org.uk”.
Mr. Dave Donald, NACS Head of Training will continue to be in charge of all NACS training courses.
Surefire Training Services are also Associate Members of the NACS. The new partnership will commence on 1st July 2016.
Martin P Glynn President & CEO of the NACS added
“The new partnership demonstrates how the trade can assist each other in working together to raise standards for the industry and ultimately protecting the consumer and this a positive step forward for both organisations”.