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Building Safety Act 2022 Section 156 Changes Made to Advise Responsible Person

The Government have made changes to section 156 of the  Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) with respect to the fire safety responsibilities of the Responsible Person. 

Key Changes

  • To which buildings do these new fire safety requirements apply
  • Background to Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022
  • Duties for all Responsible Persons
  • Duties of Responsible Persons for buildings which contain two or more sets of domestic premises
  • Other changes to fire safety legislation

Other Changes to Fire Safety Legislation

  • Amendment of two other articles in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 (RRFSO).
    1. Article 32 changes the level of fines for offences, which takes effect from 1st October 2023.
    2. Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 strengthens the status of Article 50 in the RRFSO, with respect to clarity of a “breach of the FSO”.

Further Reading

Fire safety responsibilities under Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (GOV.UK)

Check your fire safety responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order (GOV.UK)



CHSG Fire Safety Academy Courses

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