A HS1 form should be completed for referral to UOHS for all new workers employed in an activity liable to expose them to lead, and who have been exposed to lead at work in a previous job in the last three months, irrespective of whether their exposure to lead in their new employment is likely to be significant.
To inform UOHS the department are asked to provide information whether exposure is considered significant in the HS1 form. To determine this, please refer to: Control of Lead at Work
- Page 24 Table 1 lists Work liable to result in significant exposure
- Page 26 Table 2 list Work unlikely to result in significant exposure
- Page 18 onwards for Regulation 5, ACoP and Guidance on assessing the risk.*
Note a suitable and sufficient assessment should take account of all possible routes of routes of exposure i.e. inhalation (fume vapour dust), skin absorption and ingestion. The age and sex of the employee also needs to be considered (young persons and women of reproductive capacity require more stringent controls)
Note any respiratory protective (RPE) with a tight-fitting face piece must be face fit tested to the individual wearer. This must be arranged via the area or divisional safety officer.