For more information on the risks associated with working with lead please download the HSE guidance ‘Control of Lead at Work’ leaflet.
This guidance is aligned to the Regulations and emphasises that excessive exposure to lead has been a long-recognised health hazard.
The guidance details how to manage the risks associated with working with lead and satisfy the requirements applicable to activities, such as handling, processing, repairing, maintenance, storage, disposal – liable to expose employees and others to metallic lead, its alloys and compounds (including alkyls)
The guidance also details the risks associated with lead when it is a component of another substance or material such as paint.
A further explanatory HSE leaflet called ‘Lead and You’ is also available and can be download ‘here’
This leaflet is aimed at employees and explains how working with lead can affect your health. It tells employees when they are most at risk, how lead gets into your body, what health problems can occur if they absorb too much lead, what employers should do to protect their health and precautions employees should take.