LEAD IN THE WORKPLACE

Safe Workplace Resources

Providing quick links to the main UK legislation and guidelines concerning workplace lead exposure.

Overview
The
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are the three pieces of legislation with which any organisation involved with lead should be very familiar.  Further guidance on working with lead has been issued by the Health and Safety Executive in the form of leaflets. 

UK Regulations

HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

Control of Lead at Work - 3rd edition

Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
Approved Code of Practice and guidance.
Excessive exposure to lead has long been recognised as a potential health hazard and manage risk in the workplace.

HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

Lead and you

Working safely with lead. Working with lead can affect your health. Find out about prevention of associated health problems, employer’s responsibilities and what you need to do to stay safe.

HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

Managing health and safety in construction

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Guidance on Regulations. This document came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. This publication explains the law that applies to construction process and how to ensure health and safety.

HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

Busy Builder Lead Paint Advice

What you need to know as a busy builder? Do you know old leaded paint can be serious risk to your health?  These are essential health and safety tips you should follow, even if you don’t directly employ the people working on your site.

Looking to find out about lead health risks?

Lead is highly toxic and widespread in our environment. There is no safe level of lead!