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City & Guild 7641

The Qualification is awarded jointly by Guild of Master Sweeps and City & Guilds. It is restricted to nominees of the Guild of Master Sweeps

The award is the first of its kind to be made available to those practicing in the chimney sweeping sector and is the first to offer standards of the practice as identified and agreed by members of the industry. It is intended that these standards will be a benchmark for good practice throughout the industry.

Structure of the Award

The standards defined in this award have been identified as falling into three discrete units of competence. Each unit is further subdivided into elements which are the smallest specification of a competence.

In order to gain a certificate, candidates must be successful in every element in the three units listed below.

1.  Preparation for cleaning

1.1 Selection and use of protective clothing/equipment

1.2 Customer information

1.3 Setting up a clean area

2.   Cleaning the chimney

2.1 Cleaning the chimney

2.2 Completing the cleaning process

3.   Advising the customer

3.1 Advising the customer