Each application will be considered on its merits, taking into account individual processes. Prospective members should recognise that the Heat Trust Scheme is a customer protection and service standard assurance mechanism on which customers connected to heat networks can be satisfied in the quality of service they receive from their Supplier.

The application is a self-assessment requiring applicants to make declarations that they adhere to Heat Trust’s standards. Accompanying evidence is required to be submitted with the application which is reviewed. Applicants that do not meet the criteria for membership will be rejected.

Please be aware that providing any false or misleading information in any part of the application process is a disciplinary matter, which may result in your application being rejected, or expulsion from the Heat Trust Scheme.

The Committee may also review a number of applications per year.

General Details

The application form asks for details about your company and site that you wish to register with Heat Trust. It also asks for details about the number and type of connections on the site, as well as how customers pay for their heat.

Self-Assessment Compliance Check

The compliance check part of the application asks you to confirm that your company complies and agrees to continue to comply with the Scheme Rules, Bye-Laws and any issued Guidelines. Before you can complete this section you should read the relevant documents and prepare evidence that demonstrates your compliance with the obligations set out under the Heat Trust Scheme.

Declarations

During the application process you will also be asked to make a number of very important declarations. It is essential that you make these declarations truthfully, and that you inform us if any relevant circumstances should change.

After your application is submitted

After you submit your application form, with all associated documentation, the Scheme Administrator will review it and determine if it has been duly completed. Where information is missing or inaccurately completed we will return the application to you indicating what more we need to make an assessment of eligibility. We may request further information from you where it is required to enable a proper assessment of the application.

We will seek to review your application form and supporting documentation in a timely manner, notifying you of your compliance with the applicable requirements of the Scheme. 

Where your site is determined to be compliant with the requirements of the Scheme we will send you a participation offer that will comprise of an accession agreement and fee invoice.
Once we have received signed copies of the accession agreement and payment of the applicable fees we will process the registration of your site as a member of Heat Trust.

Upon registration your site will be listed on the Heat Trust website and you will receive a membership certificate, the Heat Trust mark and the customer information sheets for inclusion in your customer information packs.

Further questions

For further queries about applying for Heat Trust membership please contact the Scheme Administrator.