Webinar - Demystifying Section 156 – Type 1 vs Type 3 FRAs

David Hills
Posted by David Hills on Apr 15, 2024 4:01:18 PM

Demystifying Section 156 – Type 1 vs Type 3 FRAs 


Different regimes have different requirements, so which do you need, a Type 1 or a Type 3 Fire Risk Assessment?  And more.  



The contradicting fire safety regimes – The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) vs the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (The Fire Safety Order) 
Type 1 vs type 3 - which one is required under the BSA 
What are the new requirements under Section 156 and more 

✅ Q&A with David Hills and Kizzy Augustin


Ark Workplace Risk will be joined by Kizzy Augustin from Mishcon de Reya's Head of Health and Safety Practice as we demystify the topic of Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022.  


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📅 Date: Wednesday 15th May 2024 

Time: 11 am-11:45 am 

Webinar: 30 minutes 

Q&A: 15 minutes 

📍 Location: Teams 



On the 3rd July 2023, the DLUHC published guidance on Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 which came into force on the 1st October 2023. Section 156 amends the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 


Buildings, especially high-rise residential buildings, are now subject to two different regulatory regimes which are enforced by two different regulators. The local Fire and Rescue Service consider all buildings under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (The Fire Safety Order) whilst, the Building Safety Regulator considers higher-risk residential blocks under the Building Safety Act 2022 and its secondary legislation. 


These changes have sparked some confusion where, for example, local FRS’s only require a Type 1 Fire Risk Assessment in order to meet the requirement of the Fire Safety Order, whereas, under the guidance issued by the Home Office/BSR a ‘whole building’ approach is required which, therefore, means that a Type 3 Fire Risk Assessment is necessary. 


The enactment of Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 has led to confusion relating to the coverage and content of Fire Risk Assessments for all types of buildings including residential blocks and we’re here to demystify the guidance.   

You will leave this webinar with a clear understanding of what section 156 and the different types of FRAs mean for you, different types of buildings and risk mitigation. Ark's Senior Director David Hills and Mishcon de Reya's Kizzy Augustin will debunk the guidance so you can be confident in what you need to remain compliant.    


This will be an interactive webinar where we will conduct polls and answer your questions on Section 156.  


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We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 15th of May.  

Topics: Safety Case, Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, High-Rise Residential Buildings, Responsible Persons, Grenfell Tower, Fire Safety, Ark Workplace Risk, Building Safety Act 2022, Safety Management Systems, Safety Case Report, Resident Engagement, Charging Scheme