Safety at school
Lead dust is a poison that can be inhaled or swallowed. The World Health Organisation classifies it as one of 10 chemicals of major health concern as it can lead to nerve, kidney, and brain damage.
It is especially dangerous to children, and not something you would want anywhere near a school!
When we got the call from Cardiff South Public School worried that they had lead dust in the roof of one of their buildings, we knew we had to put a remediation plan in place right away.
If you’re worried about the potential of hazardous materials at your school, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tackling the problem
We began with the removal of the ceiling lining, followed by decontamination of the ceiling void from below through a combination of HEPA (a special kind of filter that traps especially small particles) vacuuming and wet wiping.
Lead dust removal assessment
As always, we organised a clearance inspection following the lead dust removal to ensure that everything was up to the highest level of safety and hygiene.
After we had passed our visual clearance and had applied our Polyvinyl Acetate solution and paint solution, we had the internal surfaces and roof void sampled. All samples were compliant with National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) Code of Practice for the Control and Safe Use of Inorganic Lead at Work.
We also had the airborne dust levels tested, which were all below the Safe Work Australia exposure standard.
Your safety, hygiene, and peace of mind are our top priority. This is why our crew are all highly trained and qualified in the best practices and regulations of removal, disposal, and analysis.
Are you worried that you may be exposed to dangerous chemicals and toxins? Give us a call on 4947 1579 to book in your free consultation.