Assessors

Sweep Safe Assessors are vastly experienced, trained and a key part to ensure Sweep Safe Chimney Sweeps operate to the highest industry standards for their clients.

Liam Kinsella

Covering London and East Anglia. Hi , I have been in the heating and ventilation maintenance industry (hvac) cleaning commercial flues and chimneys for over 20 years, I became a recognized training assessor in the commercial duct/flue cleaning industry by CIBSE in 2009. My passion is chimney sweeping and working within the industry. I became a training instructor for the ICS in 2012 then joined the Guild of Master Sweeps in 2017 and now an assessor for Sweep safe of which I am very proud to be part of.

Liam Kinsella

Covering London and East Anglia. Hi , I have been in the heating and ventilation maintenance industry (hvac) cleaning commercial flues and chimneys for over 20 years, I became a recognized training assessor in the commercial duct/flue cleaning industry by CIBSE in 2009. My passion is chimney sweeping and working within the industry. I became a training instructor for the ICS in 2012 then joined the Guild of Master Sweeps in 2017 and now an assessor for Sweep safe of which I am very proud to be part of.

Daniel Hodgson

My name is Daniel Hodgson. I am a third generation Chimneysweep with over 25 years experience. I am a director of Sweep Safe, assessor and I write much of the technical content used today. Previously I served as the Chairman if the guild of master chimney sweeps, prior to that I was the education director of the organisation responsible for writing technical manuals and training. I have studied chimney sweeping in various countries around the world and In the UK I have undertaken all of the Hetas courses from the old solid fuel awareness course many moons ago to the H005 biomass training more recently. Previously corgi and gas safe registered for nearly 15 years and I am still registered as an installer with HETAS today. Looking forward I am Working on the level five DET teaching qualification and the TAQA qualification.

Daniel Hodgson

My name is Daniel Hodgson. I am a third generation Chimneysweep with over 25 years experience. I am a director of Sweep Safe, assessor and I write much of the technical content used today. Previously I served as the Chairman if the guild of master chimney sweeps, prior to that I was the education director of the organisation responsible for writing technical manuals and training. I have studied chimney sweeping in various countries around the world and In the UK I have undertaken all of the Hetas courses from the old solid fuel awareness course many moons ago to the H005 biomass training more recently. Previously corgi and gas safe registered for nearly 15 years and I am still registered as an installer with HETAS today. Looking forward I am Working on the level five DET teaching qualification and the TAQA qualification.

Tony Preston

I started my career as a saturday boy for a small building company at the age of 15 and then did an apprenticeship. I started my own building maintenance company at the age of 19 and have been in business ever since. I have been a gas engineer for over 20 years and started first started sweeping chimneys on gas appliances around 15 years ago. I then by default became a chimney sweep. My business covers a large geographical area Liverpool Chester and Wirral. We operate out of the Flue Check Stove Shop on the Wirral. My qualifications include, I have City and Guilds Advanced Craft in brickwork, Higher National Certificate in Business, Higher National Certificate in Building, City and Guilds PTTLS, Gas Safe registration, Hetas registration Chimney Sweep and Installer.

Tony Preston

I started my career as a saturday boy for a small building company at the age of 15 and then did an apprenticeship. I started my own building maintenance company at the age of 19 and have been in business ever since. I have been a gas engineer for over 20 years and started first started sweeping chimneys on gas appliances around 15 years ago. I then by default became a chimney sweep. My business covers a large geographical area Liverpool Chester and Wirral. We operate out of the Flue Check Stove Shop on the Wirral. My qualifications include, I have City and Guilds Advanced Craft in brickwork, Higher National Certificate in Business, Higher National Certificate in Building, City and Guilds PTTLS, Gas Safe registration, Hetas registration Chimney Sweep and Installer.

Lee Despard

Hi I'd like to introduce myself to you all, I am Lee Despard Sweep Safe Area Assessor and Trainer for the Central Region. After carrying out over several years of Chimney Sweeping and Installing i decided i wanted to do more of a serious role within the Chimney Sweeping and Solid Fuel Industry. I have undertaken all courses for chimney sweeping through a Registered Guild and attained Master Chimney Sweep Status. I also hold the HETAS H003 Approved Sweep status plus im a H006 Registered Installer. I've been doing Chimney Sweeping and Installing now over 18 years and established my own business in 2011. I'm here to help and support members achieve their goals within the trade and Im happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Lee Despard

Hi I'd like to introduce myself to you all, I am Lee Despard Sweep Safe Area Assessor and Trainer for the Central Region. After carrying out over several years of Chimney Sweeping and Installing i decided i wanted to do more of a serious role within the Chimney Sweeping and Solid Fuel Industry. I have undertaken all courses for chimney sweeping through a Registered Guild and attained Master Chimney Sweep Status. I also hold the HETAS H003 Approved Sweep status plus im a H006 Registered Installer. I've been doing Chimney Sweeping and Installing now over 18 years and established my own business in 2011. I'm here to help and support members achieve their goals within the trade and Im happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Will Taylor

I’m Will Taylor an assessor for Sweep Safe and work in the York and district area an occasionally further up north. I have over 18 years experience sweeping chimneys and working with various heating systems. My trade was learnt working with an old time plumbing and heating engineer with vast knowledge. I have been on the Nacs sweeping course and also have the Hetas h003/h006 qualifications. I enjoy helping people and giving guidance where I can so we can all reach the highest standards and level of sweeping.

Will Taylor

I’m Will Taylor an assessor for Sweep Safe and work in the York and district area an occasionally further up north. I have over 18 years experience sweeping chimneys and working with various heating systems. My trade was learnt working with an old time plumbing and heating engineer with vast knowledge. I have been on the Nacs sweeping course and also have the Hetas h003/h006 qualifications. I enjoy helping people and giving guidance where I can so we can all reach the highest standards and level of sweeping.

Glen Cox

Covering Scotland. I am a 4th generation chimney sweep with 25 years in the industry. I Covering all aspects of chimney sweeping lining and specialist linings for domestic commercial and industrial clients across Scotland I am sweep safe assessor Hetas qualified and Furanflex trainer installer.

Glen Cox

Covering Scotland. I am a 4th generation chimney sweep with 25 years in the industry. I Covering all aspects of chimney sweeping lining and specialist linings for domestic commercial and industrial clients across Scotland I am sweep safe assessor Hetas qualified and Furanflex trainer installer.

Craig Forster

Hello everyone I am Craig Forster a sweep safe assessor for Kent. I have been a sweep all my life and come from a family of sweeps. I have undertaken many courses through the national association of chimney sweeps. I currently hold the HETAS H009 and have been HETAS registered for around 20 years. I hope I can help members achieve their goals and be in hand to help with any questions or problems.

Craig Forster

Hello everyone I am Craig Forster a sweep safe assessor for Kent. I have been a sweep all my life and come from a family of sweeps. I have undertaken many courses through the national association of chimney sweeps. I currently hold the HETAS H009 and have been HETAS registered for around 20 years. I hope I can help members achieve their goals and be in hand to help with any questions or problems.

Danny Hodgson

Hello everyone I am Danny Hodgson Sweep Safe Assessor for the South West of England. I am a Chimney Sweep of over 10 years experience and come from a family of chimney sweeps since 1964. After undertaking a 2 year Chimney Sweeping and Installing apprenticeship under Daniel Hodgson and several other Sweeps I started full time in 2009. I have undertaken all courses through the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and attained Master Chimney Sweep Status there when I was 20 years old. I currently hold the HETAS H003 and have nearly finished the TAQA qualification. I Hope I can help members achieve their goals and I welcome questions and conversation.

Danny Hodgson

Hello everyone I am Danny Hodgson Sweep Safe Assessor for the South West of England. I am a Chimney Sweep of over 10 years experience and come from a family of chimney sweeps since 1964. After undertaking a 2 year Chimney Sweeping and Installing apprenticeship under Daniel Hodgson and several other Sweeps I started full time in 2009. I have undertaken all courses through the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps and attained Master Chimney Sweep Status there when I was 20 years old. I currently hold the HETAS H003 and have nearly finished the TAQA qualification. I Hope I can help members achieve their goals and I welcome questions and conversation.

Joel Rushton

Hello everyone, my name is Joel Rushton, sweepsafe assessor for Harrogate and surrounding areas. I started as an apprentice fifteen years ago sweeping chimneys and installing solid fuel appliances, I've undertaken courses with the Institute of Chimney Sweeps and HETAS, currently holding both H003 and H006 qualifications. Looking forward to helping members achieve their goals and bringing chimney sweeping into the future.

Joel Rushton

Hello everyone, my name is Joel Rushton, sweepsafe assessor for Harrogate and surrounding areas. I started as an apprentice fifteen years ago sweeping chimneys and installing solid fuel appliances, I've undertaken courses with the Institute of Chimney Sweeps and HETAS, currently holding both H003 and H006 qualifications. Looking forward to helping members achieve their goals and bringing chimney sweeping into the future.

Ian Paterson

Hi I am Ian Paterson of K & I Paterson - Covering Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland. I am a chimney sweep and fireplace/stove installer with 25 years experience, following in my dad’s footsteps and now my son, Ian James, has joined the family firm and is working with me in the industry. I have completed the Hetas H003 and H006 courses and am a Hetas registered installed and chimney sweep. I am also a Furanflex trained installer.

Ian Paterson

Hi I am Ian Paterson of K & I Paterson - Covering Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland. I am a chimney sweep and fireplace/stove installer with 25 years experience, following in my dad’s footsteps and now my son, Ian James, has joined the family firm and is working with me in the industry. I have completed the Hetas H003 and H006 courses and am a Hetas registered installed and chimney sweep. I am also a Furanflex trained installer.

Kenneth Wrobel

I am sweepsafe assessor for North and Mid Wales. I have worked in construction and plumbing for 15 years, installing gas, solid fuel wet and dry, and biomass heating, for the last 10 years concentrating on renewables and chimney maintenance. A Guild trained sweep, and currently registered with HETAS as a H003 and H006 installer. I am passionate about training and furthering my knowledge and passing skills on to members to improve our standards.

Kenneth Wrobel

I am sweepsafe assessor for North and Mid Wales. I have worked in construction and plumbing for 15 years, installing gas, solid fuel wet and dry, and biomass heating, for the last 10 years concentrating on renewables and chimney maintenance. A Guild trained sweep, and currently registered with HETAS as a H003 and H006 installer. I am passionate about training and furthering my knowledge and passing skills on to members to improve our standards.

Josh Firkins

Hello, I'm Josh Firkins. I'm the 7th generation of my family to be in the family chimney sweeping business since its beginning in 1860. Since then, around 25 members of my family have been chimney sweeps, and the plan is to keep the tradition going! I've been working as a chimney sweep full time since 2005, though I started helping my Dad out on school holidays and weekends from about 1998. I'm a HETAS approved chimney sweep and a HETAS registered installer. I'm pleased to be part of Sweep Safe, and hope to assist them in improving the standards of chimney sweeps nationwide.

Josh Firkins

Hello, I'm Josh Firkins. I'm the 7th generation of my family to be in the family chimney sweeping business since its beginning in 1860. Since then, around 25 members of my family have been chimney sweeps, and the plan is to keep the tradition going! I've been working as a chimney sweep full time since 2005, though I started helping my Dad out on school holidays and weekends from about 1998. I'm a HETAS approved chimney sweep and a HETAS registered installer. I'm pleased to be part of Sweep Safe, and hope to assist them in improving the standards of chimney sweeps nationwide.