Lead Dust Remediation at Cardiff South Public School

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Lead dust removal means a safer school

When we got the call from Cardiff South Public School, they were 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.

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. Exposure to lead paint and the resulting lead dust can cause severe damage to the entire body, especially the reproductive system, brain, nervous system blood and kidneys. Lead is especially dangerous to children, and not something you would want anywhere near a school.

Worried about the potential of hazardous materials at your school? Email us at admin@tmtindustries.com.au

What is the process for lead dust removal?

Lead dust removal is the process of thoroughly and securely removing all lead-containing particles from a commercial, industrial premises or a home. Lead paint can be inhaled as it deteriorates, combined with dust and other household waste, which leads to lead poisoning.

When we remove lead dust, our first goal is to minimise danger and further contamination.

  1. Containment
  2. Monitoring
  3. Removal
  4. Disposal
  5. Decontamination
  6. Analysis
  7. Handover a hygienic site

Tackling the lead dust problem

We began with the removal of the ceiling lining, followed by decontamination of the ceiling void from below through a combination of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, industrial vacuuming and wet wiping.

Lead dust removal assessment

In line with safety regulations and for the client’s peace of mind, 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.

(02) 4947 1579
0474 848 000

PO Box 6013, Mount Hutton
NSW 2290

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