Make a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
Identify and implement control measures.
Record the significant findings of the risk assessment.
Introduce control measures to ensure that the amount of lead in air in the breathing zone of any employee does not exceed the appropriate OEL. (Occupational Exposure Limit).
Carry out a regular programme of air monitoring if the assessment shows that the exposure to lead is liable to be significant.
Provide suitable and sufficient washing facilities.
Provide clean areas for employees to eat and drink.
Undertake regular biological monitoring of the level of lead in blood or urine to detect any absorption of lead.
If the action level is reached or exceeded an employer must:
If the concentrations of lead in blood or urine reach the suspension level employees should be taken off any work which exposes them to lead, to prevent the risk of lead poisoning.
Employees should be provided with information, instruction and training including: