provide Lead assessments for compliance with Health and Safety
Regulations, Lead at Work Regulations and CDM Regulations.
Environmental (UK) Limited provide surveys for lead-containing
materials (LCMs) on all categories of building throughout the UK. We
particularly accomplished at working in occupied premises that require
sensitive approach to occupants.
survey results in a report containing a Lead Register. The register
contains a list of all suspect LCMs and the laboratory test results.
register also contains a detailed risk assessment taking into account a
range of priority factors. Recommendations for dealing with any LCMs
made within the report.
based paint will be identified through bulk sampling and subsequent
laboratory analysis. Representative samples will be taken of paint
suspected to contain lead.
services are competitive and 'best value'. Prospective clients
should be aware that there are a number of 'cowboy' operators that do
insurance cover, who are offering LCM surveys.
are two methods of conducting this kind of inspections, each with
its pros and cons. It is usually best to blend the two methods together
provide a good in depth investigation.
Bulk sampling and analysis
samples are analysed by ICP/EOS method.
(The analytical procedure for determination
of metals in soils, waters, animal feedstuffs, edible products and
Inductively Coupled Plasma –Optical Emission Spectrophotometry
Inductively Coupled Plasma –Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)), testing carried out by
detection limit of the method for samples of lead in paint is 1mg/Kg
methodology for taking lead samples is exactly the same as
methodology for taking bulk asbestos samples, Relevant PPE and RPE is
HEPA shadow vacuuming. We follow methods of least disturbance of
assessors have experience with sampling in schools, stations, hospitals
where such considerations have to be taken very seriously. CRB checked,
Asbestos P402 qualification is most applicable for this kind of
there is no formal lead inspection certification in existence.
always need to clarify what kind of information that is required to
be collected, e.g, room Id, material type, Location, quantity,
evidence, schematics etc as these will directly affect the amount of
needed on site and during report generation.
we can produce a XRF only inspection. In this case the
survey is carried out using a XRF lead paint analyser which provides an
read-out of lead content. This method can be coupled with taking
above, where readings are of a high concentration for lead for
analysis and confirmation. This
inspection however does incur the extra cost of hiring the apparatus
usually cheaper than taking many bulk samples.
assessors are CHAS, Constructionline, BOHS and BDMA accredited along
with P401-5, where applicable.