The Guild of Master Chimney sweeps is a trade organisation for professional chimney sweeps in the UK (and a few in Republic of Ireland). It’s stated aims are to improve standards within the industry, to offer a high level of training and to raise public awareness of carbon monoxide issues, chimney fires and chimney problems. They run a comprehensive training programme and mentoring system. The Guild will only accept members who can demonstrate that they meet the “Industry Standard” for professional chimney sweeps in the UK.
The Guild represent the UK chimney sweeping industry at an international level through their chair at ESCHFOE, the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps. They hosted the 2013 international meeting for around 60 international delegates.