Guidelines for the Management of Lead-Based Paint
Appendix 4: Hazard Assessment Sequence
Irrespective of whether lead contamination in a property has arisen as a consequence of a contractor's paint removal activities, the risk to occupants must be assessed and managed. The following flow diagram summarises the sequence involved in making a provisional risk assessment and initiating remedial action where necessary.
The initial stages of the risk assessment may be conducted by members of the public, although the sampling and analysis of house dust and soil requires expert assistance. Environmental health officers or health protection officers may be able to assist with the sampling, analysis and interpretation of results. They would also be involved in the co-ordination of subsequent risk management programmes.
Note: The dust and soil lead contents should be determined as 'satisfactory' or 'unsatisfactory' in accordance with the figures given in Tables 6 and 7.