A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that workers are not exposed to concentrations or airborne hazardous materials above the exposure standard. For lead this is 0.05mg/m3. It is important to ensure that during lead removal, the air is not polluted with a hazardous concentration of lead, and that the area and surrounding areas are safe during and following removal. Lead air monitoring provides the assurance to workers, residents, or others in close proximity to the removal that the air in the removal area and surrounding areas are free of hazardous lead and that the removal works were undertaken safely.
It is recommended that Lead Air Monitoring be carried out as part of lead removal/remediation works as an added guarantee of the quality of removal works and safety of the area, especially in proximity to neighbouring properties, schools or public areas, or when residents are moving back in to the area to ensure there is no health risk due to lead in the area following removal works. This also gives an added measure of security and ensures there are no complications with Safework or other concerned parties.
EnviroX Consulting will conduct the Lead Air Monitoring and have samples tested by a NATA accredited laboratory. We will then provide a report stating the results as part of a Clearance Inspection Report or a Lead Air Monitoring Laboratory Report in a timely manner. Results can be fast tracked upon request to ensure there is no delay in continuing works in the area or allowing residents to reoccupy the area.