Lead in paint presents a significant number of serious health risks if disturbed/released and as such is controlled by its own set of regulations, the Control of Lead at Work (CLAW) Regulation 2002.
What is Lead Paint Removal?
Many old buildings contain harmful lead-based paints. Lead Paint Removal is the process of carefully and safely removing all Lead Containing paints from a commercial or domestic building.
Why is Lead Paint Removal Important?
As it deteriorates, lead paint mixes with dust and other household debris and can be easily breathed in. This can lead to lead poisoning.
How Does it Work with Decontaminate?
As with all effective management control processes and specific to lead, the risk assessment starts with a lead paint inspection, establishing if lead is in fact present and in what percentage.
Using the Occupational Hygienist specialists within our sister Company Derisk we can arrange for sample testing or a full survey to be undertaken. If the presence of lead is confirmed and its removal is deemed necessary, then Decontaminate can safely undertake this.
As with the process for removing asbestos our staff will wear appropriate RPE and PPE and will work in a safe containment area. The lead paint will be carefully removed using recognised techniques which are all centred around controlling risk at source and are accompanied by air testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of the control measures implemented. Upon completion of the works a thorough inspection of the area will be undertaken and all operatives will be fully decontaminated.
Why Choose Decontaminate?
At Decontaminate we have over 40 years of experience in carry out fully licensed asbestos treatments. Our philosophy is driven by safety, ethical behaviour and innovation. Since 2010 our capability and capacity to deliver larger more complex projects has steadily grown and our teams have delivered projects ranging from several hundred pounds to over five million pounds in value.