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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. 

The Queensland Government Department of Workplace Health and Safety have prepared a number of resources for working with lead.