Health Info - Lead-based paint
Working with lead-based paint
Homeowners and occupiers
The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy has prepared the Lead Alert: The six step guide to painting your home—5th edition to help homeowners plan how to safely address lead-based paints in the home. It aims to provide basic information on the risks and considerations before starting any work.
Ideally, lead-based paint should be assessed and remediated by trained professionals.
Builders, contractors and commercial/industrial premises
Builders or contractors for a homeowner, and workers at commercial/industrial premises have obligations to ensure they do not endanger their own health and safety or that of the home occupants or neighbours.