Lead Air Monitoring

Airborne Lead Monitoring

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.

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Lead Inspections

Lead paint was used in Australian residential and commercial buildings up until 1970 and even up to more recent years in industrial paints. Dust or paint chips containing lead can be released through minor building/trade works or degradation over time and can pose a major health risk. If you are worried that your house or property contains lead paint, rather than risking the exposure, engage EnviroX Consulting to conduct an inspection to determine if any paints contain lead particles.

Lead Inspections


Frequently asked questions

  • Any renovation or demolition work in a workplace built before December 31, 2003 now requires an Asbestos / Hazardous Materials Audit / Survey / hazardous materials inspection.

    Find out more about Hazardous Material Surveys.
    The Work, Health and Safety Regulations 2017

  • It is a requirement under the current legislative codes of practice that the removal of any ACM greater than 10 square metres, it is to be undertaken by a licensed Asbestos Removalist with the required licenses, tickets and PPE – which we can also organise and provide for if required.

    EnviroX Consulting recommends all asbestos removals to be undertaken by a licensed asbestos removalist.

  • Lead is a metal obtained from mining lead ore, which was used in a number of forms but is most commonly found presenting a health risk in the form of lead containing paint and dust. Lead paint in Australia was starting to be phased out from the 1970s with the allowable limit of lead particles in paint down to 0.1% as of 1997.

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