Lead Paint Removal.Lead can be found in construction workplaces. It is commonly used as a specialist material (e.g. roof flashings) and present in older buildings (e.g. in paint or pipework). Lead can cause serious health problems such as anaemia or kidney disease and published research has linked exposure to a small number of occupational cancers.
You can absorb lead into your body when you breathe in lead dust or fume. You can also swallow lead dust and debris for example if you eat, drink, smoke or bite your nails without washing your hands or face. Any lead you absorb will circulate in your blood. Your body gets rid of a small amount of lead each time you go to the toilet, but some will stay in your body, stored mainly in your bones. It can stay there for many years without making you ill.
If the level of lead in your body gets too high, it can cause symptoms such as headaches, tiredness, irritability, anaemia or stomach pains. Continued uncontrolled exposure can cause more serious problems like kidney, nerve and brain damage, and even possibly cancer.
KPL Environmental can supply a comprehensive remediation package for your individual project needs, should Lead Paint be discovered on your site. All our works will conform to The Control of Lead at Work Act 2002 (CLAW 2002)
A list of Frequently Asked Questions FAQ;’s can be found on the HSE website.
KPL also supply the following services via our Strategic Partners:
- UKAS Accredited Asbestos Surveys (Management, Refurbishment and Demolition)
- Asbestos Awareness training;
- Asbestos Bulk Sampling and analysis;
- Full Demolition;
- Duct Cleaning;
- Licensed Scaffolding;
- WAC (Waste Acceptance Criteria)Testing and Asbestos in Soil Quantification Testing;
- SEM Testing;
- Refurbishment and associated construction works;
- Accredited Passive Fire installation;
- Electrical Services (Commercial & Residential);
- Rope access Technicians (Asbestos Trained).
Where we work
We offer our asbestos removal services throughout the South East of England and most of the UK. Including East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, London, Essex, Hampshire and further afield.