Chimney Sweep Code of Practice
Early in 2013 the UK's two leading professional chimney sweeping trade
associations, the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and the National
Association of Chimney Sweeps, produced the "Industry Standard" for
professional chimney sweeps.
Protecting the consumer is the primary concern. The Guild and the NACS felt that they could not continue to allow the public to put at risk from untrained or poorly trained sweeps with little or no regulation.
Many consumers are unaware that there is no statutory regulation of chimney sweeps or their work in the UK despite the very real need and there is nothing to stop a completely incompetent and dangerous sweep from working. The Guild and the NACS have recognised the need for unity in this area and worked hard to produce a good basic standard