Archive Lead Paint
The following are posts with the 'Lead Paint' tag:
16 March 2018
For those of you who would like further help with the hazards of lead within the construction industry the HSE have published an Approved Code of Practice, L132. This document has accompanying guidance which is aligned to the regulations. As we all know Lead has been a major hazard for some time now however it is one danger that is far too often ignored on our construction sites. With many refurbishments being carried out on older premises the risk to workers is quite high. If you have concerns...
[Read on about Control of Lead at Work, Help from the HSE]
28 February 2018
Are you initiating a new program of works? Where work is proposed and it will disturb paintwork, then you, employers and all workers on site must comply with The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW). If the construction work undertaken is with a pre-1970 building be that demolition, refurbishment, maintenance, simple retro fitting or building repair the exposure risks of lead paint will be high. It may be disturbing old paint beneath that has never been stripped properly. ...
[Read on about Lead Paint Awareness for Program of Works]
22 February 2018
Most Lead Based Paint was banned from sale in the United Kingdom to the general public in 1992, apart from for specialist uses. Prior to this lead compounds had been used as the pigment and drying agent in different types of paint, for example brick and some tile paints. Source – Wikipedia. Health effects of lead poisoning on children. Lead can have serious consequences for the health of children. At high levels of exposure, lead attacks the brain and central...
[Read on about Old Lead Paint - HSE Guidance]
21 December 2017
We are currently working with LCMA, the Lead Containing Material Association (formerly LiPSA, the Lead Paint Safety Association). They have developed a number of courses to raise awareness of the dangers of lead paint within the construction industry. The courses will have their final authorisation from the NOCN awarding body in January which means they will become readily available to everyone. Lead based paints were used in abundance in past construction; however the aftermath (its legacy)...
[Read on about Lead Paint Awareness Training]