Prior to 1975, lead paint was used widely in both construction and commercial projects. Since then, lead paint has been identified as a hazardous and carcinogenic substance. Recent changes to Australian standards require the remediation and treatment of surfaces that contain lead.
Lead management procedure and policies must be strictly adhered to when dealing with lead, this has recently been extended to buildings that will be demolished, that contain lead paint.
The three main methods for reducing the risks associated with lead paint include;
- Full encapsulation – fully covering the existing, undisturbed lead paint with a suitable sealing coat.
- Partial removal of damaged lead coatings
- Full removal of lead and contaminants.
SRS are subject matter experts in hazardous paint removal and hold relevant PCCP accreditation for hazardous paint removal and handling. We work closely with Workcover and abide by Australia safety standards. If you are concerned that you have paint that contains lead, please contact us to organise a consultation to assess and test the affected areas.
Our crews are trained to deal with hazardous materials through:
- A Documented Hazardous Paint Management System.
- Full Lead Paint PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to be worn, at all times.
- Full ceiling to floor encapsulation, as required.
- Constant vacuum of debris
- Ventilation with HEPA filtering
- Documented use of Certified Hazardous Goods Removal Service for debris removal and disposal
- WHS Management System – Audited to WHSMS (5th edition)
Steven Durling – Responsible Person for Industrial Lead Paint Management.
You can give Steve a call now on 1300 661 528 for a chat about your project