Lead Paint And Dust Identification And Assessment

SWE specialise in the sampling and assessment of lead paint and lead dust to buildings and structures.

We provide safe work procedures, scope of work and technical specifications to assist the correct remediation and removal of lead paint and dust hazards.


Most buildings and homes decorated in Australia before 1970 contain lead paint and even the paint applied to old metal bridges and plant may also contain lead. When lead based paint systems begin to deteriorate (peel, flake, dissintegrate or are abraded so as to form a to powder[dust]) is when they become harmful to our health. They can enter the body through the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tracts and even through the skin where the lead component can harm virtually every organ in the human body, especially the brain, kidney and reproductive system. Old lead paint is not only confined inside the building, but may also contaminate other nearby areas, such as soil underneath the house or around the building and migrate through surface runoff. Safe Work & Environments is keenly aware of the health risks associated with this metal and have undertaken many varied projects in the detection and monitoring for and the management of Lead paint and lead dust in the working environment and the broader community. Our team of harzardous materials specialists carry out on site inspections, sampling, atmospheric control monitoring and reporting as well as Lead Removal Management Plans and Procedures.