If there is a risk that lead paint is present in your properties, it’s vital to take steps to address it. The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW) specifically require employers to:
- make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health of employees, to include whether the exposure of any employees to lead is liable to be significant
- identify and implement the measures to prevent or adequately control that exposure
- record the significant findings of the assessment as soon as is practicable after the assessment is made.
To identify any lead-based paint hazards and implement remedial measures, it’s essential to commission a lead survey as soon as possible.
How we can help
Environtec offers you specialist non-destructive lead-in-paint surveys, analysis and support services including:
- On-site XRF surveys to detect and quantify lead in paint
- Detailed written reports, with recommendations
- On-site sampling for laboratory analysis to identify levels of lead in dust
- Verification that buildings are free of lead contamination, post-works
- Provision of task-specific air monitoring equipment and analysis of air samples
- Laboratory analysis for lead content of any samples you supply (e.g. dust wipes and paint chips)
- Advice on the cleaning of lead contaminated sites
- Advice on whether the biological monitoring of blood lead levels is needed
Our use of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) instruments allows us to identify on-site areas of significance rapidly and give you immediate feedback. The non-destructive nature of our surveys is also particularly suitable for historic or listed buildings
Find out more about our lead paint services – give us a call today.