Lead Paint and Asbestos Safe Accredited | How it helps our clients
This month we celebrated our first year accredited as Lead Paint and Asbestos Safe through the Master Painters Association (MPA). This accreditation demonstrates that we’ve undergone specific training and demonstrated competence in handling lead paint and asbestos-containing materials safely ensuring the safety of our clients, employees, and the environment. And a year on we recently paused to look back on how being accredited and correctly trained has helped our clients.
But first, what are we talking about?
Lead Paint: Lead paint is commonly found in older homes and buildings, poses a serious health risk, especially to children and pregnant women. The ingestion or inhalation of lead dust or chips can lead to various health issues, including developmental delays, learning disabilities, and organ damage. Proper handling, containment, and removal of lead paint are essential to ensure a safe environment.
Asbestos: Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, was widely used in construction materials until its harmful effects on human health were discovered. Exposure to asbestos fibres can lead to serious respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Safe handling and removal procedures are crucial to prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the air.
How our clients have benefited from our accreditation:
Enhanced Safety: Our expertise in handling lead paint and asbestos ensures a safe environment throughout the entire painting process, minimizing any potential risk of exposure to hazardous substances.
Recently we worked in a commercial capacity on a 100-year-old building that had been painted using lead paint. Restoring and repainting required stripping the lead paint, correctly containing, and removing the old paint and locking down any residual paint during repainting. We were able to do this efficiently and safely without interrupting the operations of the site.
Compliance with Regulations: Our accreditation demonstrates our full compliance with regulations and guidelines concerning lead paint and asbestos safety ensuring adherence to industry best practice.
Therefore, our clients have been able to confirm their own compliance as well as ours with industry best practice without micro managing the process themselves saving time and money on their project.
Expertise and Knowledge: Our trained painters possess the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and handle hazardous materials effectively.
This expertise allows us to provide accurate advice, conduct thorough risk assessments, and employ appropriate techniques to ensure the highest standards of safe painting practices. Which was essential when we were tasked with taking over a painting contract where the previous painting contractors had not identified the presence of lead paint on the existing property. Following our discovery, we were able to correctly remove the lead paint, prepare the area correctly for repainting and provide a high-quality finish for our clients.
Peace of Mind: We are fully committed to maintaining a safe working environment, protecting your property, and delivering outstanding results.
Achieving our Lead Paint and Asbestos Safe Accreditation have provided piece of mind to multiple clients over the past year, on both residential repaints where our clients have been concerned about the possibility of living with lead paint, and on commercial projects where removal must be safe for both the people working on site during and after the project and the environment.
If you’re operating in some of some Melbourne’s earlier suburbs such as Williamstown, Albert Park, Hawthorn, Prahran, Carlton, or Port Melbourne you may encounter projects that potentially feature lead paint.
With our extensive knowledge and expertise, we guarantee the safe handling and removal of hazardous materials during our painting projects. When you choose Top Coat Painting Melbourne, you can enjoy enhanced safety, regulatory compliance, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're in the hands of a trusted and accredited painting company.
If you suspect your project may require the safe removal of lead paint, please call 0412 416 315 or head to our enquiry page to contact us.