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30Aug91 UK: HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMISSION'S CONSTRUCTION UNIT SAYS CONTRACTORS NOT GETTING TO GRIPS WITH NEW REGULATIONS.

The Health and Safety Commission's industry advisory committee (CONIAC) has claimed that most building contractors have 'failed to get to grips' with the COSHH safety regulations.The claim comes after a review of the first 18 months of the COSHH regulations.Chairman Jeffrey Hinksman said: 'The evidence available suggests that too few risk assessments have been properly developed to take account of actual conditions on each site and in many smaller firms operator training and instruction ...

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