Chimney Sweep Training August 2024 5th-8th

4 Day comprehensive chimney sweeping / Rotary Power Sweeping training course.
This Rodtech Course will enable the novice sweep to go out on completion of course with the confidence to tackle the day.
Includes a Rodtech Click 12mm Kit for sweeping Liners and small open fires.

SKU Aug-24 Category

£900.00 Excluding VAT

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NEW 4 Day comprehensive chimney sweeping / Rotary Power Sweeping training course.

This Rodtech Course will help enable the novice sweep to go out on completion of course with greater confidence to tackle the day.

Immerse yourself in chimney Sweep training. Our dedicated training facility is home to the most advanced techniques and products in the industry.

The course has been designed by sweeps with a plethora of knowledge gained through years of experience in both manual and power sweeping. Set out over 4 days, the trainees will be mentored at a pace that will allow them to absorb the new information/skills and has been crafted to avoid information overload that can occur with short courses.

The chimney sweep training course will provide in-depth knowledge on the road to becoming a chimney technician. From starting up your business to creating a customer base, scheduling your appointments, current legislation and the practical skills that are essential for the modern chimney sweep.


Subjects covered

Health and safety

We cover most aspects of health and safety that affect you carrying out your day to day duties.

We don’t offer a full health and safety course as it is only a four-day course, but we cover lifting heavy objects, the correct safety clothing required and the personal protective equipment (PPE) including breathing apparatus, clothing, shoes, workwear and gloves. Different equipment you may be expected to wear on a building site, the dangers of carcinogenic particles and how to avoid them, carrying and disposing of waste soot without getting fines including details of licences that are recommended, we also touch on working at heights. How to do a risk assessment as part of your everyday planning.

Chimney analysis

Here we start to look at the work you may be about to undertake.

We show you lots of pictures as to what you might see and how these things can affect the job, we talk about birds nest removal and the licence you will need to remove them during certain times and the procedures needed to make sure you have removed the nest fully to avoid potential repercussions, chimney stack placement including heights needed to conform to building regulations and for the compliance of thatch insurance companies, we discuss and show examples of over twenty different types of cowls, their uses including how you can remedy certain issues using the right cowl type.

Internal inspection

This section covers how to look for signs that the flue is not working correctly and how to fix these issues.

We go through the different types of fuels and the deposits that you would get from them if they are burnt correctly and the deposits you would find if they are burnt incorrectly, we explain about flue construction and show you how to size open fires to suit the flues or vice versa, we discuss distances to combustible materials and explain how to resolve a potential fire risk. We show you the different types of blockages you should expect to find during your everyday work and how they can damage the flues, we show the different stages of tar and how to remove them. We go through the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to spot that it is present.

Liner types and chimney sweeping

In this section of the course we discuss in depth the different flue types you may come across, and the different methods of cleaning them.

Here we show the different types of liners and their uses as well as the way to tell if a flue is a correct way up, we then go on to selecting the correct rods and heads for traditional sweeping explaining how to select the correct head for the deposits you are trying to remove also how to calculate the size of the flue so you know which size brush you will need. Moving on to power sweeping again we show you how to select the right size rods and heads for the job you will be doing and explain how to alter the direction and stiffness of the brush. Smoke testing is also taught in this section and we explain how extractor fans and other things can affect the draw of a chimney and if any problems are found then what it could be caused by and how to rectify it.

CCTV surveying, Sweeping certificates and Warning notices

This section covers the formats of reporting required and how to deliver the required information correctly.

You will be given blank sheets as well as examples of the filled-in documentation.

Document J

This is the last section of day one, where we discuss in-depth document J.

We discuss the relevant parts of this document including fireplace recesses, air vents and how to calculate the ventilation requirement, permissible bends in flues, notice plates and where they can be situated, construction and superimposed hearths and sizes, the differences between register and enclosure plates, carbon monoxide alarms placements.

At the end of this course, you will hopefully pass the Competence in chimney sweeping and advanced fault finding assessments, you will be issued with a certificate and photo ID card.

What people are saying about this course

“Day 1 savage day 2 good”

“Good instructors make all the difference and you both helped get a full-on course across very well given the time you had. Many thanks”

“course was set at a good pace to keep everything fresh”

“All was great thanks”

“I found the classroom experience informative and enjoyable, well presented and impressive”

“Help was always available and find it hard to suggest any improvements”

“Training area is very well equipped, and easy to learn in, no improvement necessary”

“the practical day was very enjoyable overseen by knowledgeable chimney sweeps excellent preparation for the real world”

“very happy with the course”

“all instructor’s had brilliant knowledge to pass to me. Also took the time to address my exact situation”

“Excellent facility”

“very good for me”

“The course was brilliant, I really enjoyed it and thank you for all the help and support!”

Training courses and conferences

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If Rodtech LTD has to cancel a training course you will be offered a place on an equivalent Course within 12 months. This confirmation will take place 14 days before the course date. If this isn’t suitable for you a full refund will be issued. If Rodtech cancels a course and an alternative cannot be provided, we will refund in full any payment received in respect of that course.


Payment is due on receipt of an invoice and full payment must be received before attendance.

You can pay by credit card when you book, or at any time. Call us on 01953 852952 to pay by telephone


Courses will be charged at the price shown on the website at the time of booking. We reserve the right to change course fees without notice.


If you need to cancel your booking please do so in writing by emailing or call 01953 852952


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Additional information


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