Working with lead can put your health at risk, causing symptoms including headaches, stomach pains and anaemia. Other serious health effects include kidney damage, nerve and brain damage and infertility.
The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW) place a duty on employers to prevent, or where this is not reasonably practicable, to control employee exposure to lead.
Find out which work processes create lead dust, fume or vapour; how your body absorbs lead and what you should do protect your health.
You can reduce lead risk to workers by:
HSE is undertaking a fundamental review of the regulations governing the use of hazardous substances (excluding asbestos) in the workplace.
The regulations we are interested in are: