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Strange but true – Croatia has a shortfall of chimney sweepers

Written by  Nov 30, 2016

The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) estimates that Croatia lacks 300 chimney-sweepers and many areas do not have an organized chimney-sweep service which should be improved by adopting the regulations on the performance of chimney sweeping.

''Many areas in Croatia do not have an organized chimney-sweep service due to the lack of professional operatives. Our estimates show that we need at least 300 chimney-sweeps for a complete and quality service'', said Dejan Loncaric, the president of the chimney-sweepers group in the HGK. He also added that due to the lack of chimney-sweepers some of the basic tasks of local governments and chimney-sweeping subjects are limited, such as the quality of fire protection, poison protection, environmental protection and energy savings.

Loncaric emphasizes that the basic requirements should be met in order to include the chimney-sweepers group more actively in the training and employment of chimney-sweepers. He also stands for a unique educational model with an advanced technical literature and offers cooperation to the Ministry of Science and Education in making school programs for chimney-sweepers.

The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) considers it necessary to adopt the regulations on the perfomance of chimney sweeping which would be valid for the whole of Croatia.

The Voice of Dubrovnik

THE VOICE OF DUBROVNIK


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