Lead paint and lead dust removal

Do you need lead paint or lead dust removed?

Airsafe is Sydney’s leading hazardous material and property risk consultancy. We can arrange lead paint or lead dust removal for you, using our relationship with Sydney’s leading lead abatement contractors. If you need lead paint or lead dust removed, you should talk to us.

Contact Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034 to talk about a lead abatement project.

Lead paint or dust removal process

Before the removal takes place, Airsafe will inspect your property using our state-of-the-art Olympus Vanta XRF analysers, to determine the location and condition of all hazardous paint and dust containing elevated levels of lead.

The removal itself is done with the utmost care to prevent the spread of toxic material. Lead poses a risk if it becomes airborne, but also if deposited on soil or footpaths, from where it can be carried into other houses or nearby buildings.

Our lead abatement contractors’ removal processes are compliant with the industry’s best work practices. Removal equipment is state-of-the-art, to ensure the removal works are safe and comprehensive.

Airsafe manages the whole process, up to and including the safe handling and disposal of the hazardous material. You will be issued a certificate from the Waste Transfer Station where the lead has been disposed of according to regulations. If needed, air monitoring is conducted both before and after removal.

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Do you need a lead abatement contractor?

It’s especially important to engage a qualified lead abatement contractor for larger projects, defined as those that involve disturbing or removing more than 10 square metres of surface area in a 12 month period, whatever the building type.

Disturbing or removing lead paint from residential, public and commercial buildings will create a hazard. For the health and safety of occupants, buildings must be cleared of all lead residue prior to returning the building to its former use.

Because this work carries a high risk, contractors must have the necessary competence to undertake the scope of work, with no negative impact on the internal and external environment.

Contractors should be able to demonstrate that they are competent to carry out the required work in compliance with all applicable work health and safety requirements.

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How Airsafe can help with lead removal

Airsafe can project manage the removal of dust containing elevated levels of lead from all types of buildings, from residential projects to industrial sites. Our lead abatement contractors will ensure remedial works are completed in time and on budget.

Whether the lead paint is on timber, steel or concrete, our lead abatement contractors will approach its management from a practical prospective and offer solutions for its removal by following best practices.

Clearance inspections

Airsafe will carry out a clearance inspection of the lead work area prior to normal work resuming, to confirm that the lead removal work has been completed.

The clearance inspection will be carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 4361.2:2017 Guide To Hazardous Paint Management Part 2: Lead Paint In Residential, Public And Commercial Buildings.

As part of the clearance inspection, we recommend soil samples be taken in the area following lead paint removal works and compared to the Health-Based Investigation Levels stated in Schedule B1 – Guideline on Investigation Levels for Soil and Groundwater from the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (varied 2011).

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Air monitoring

To ensure the control measures employed during works are adequate, Airsafe will conduct air monitoring in accordance with AS 3640–2009 Workplace atmospheres – Method for sampling and gravimetric determination of inhalable dust.

The results of the lead air monitoring will be compared to the time-weighted average exposure standard for lead as stated in Safe Work Australia’s Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants.

As a team, Airsafe and our trusted lead abatement contractors will ensure lead-related risks are dealt with quickly, safely, and by the book.

Contact Airsafe on (02) 9555 9034 to talk about a lead abatement project.