Lead is primarily found in 3 areas in construction but it can be found in many others - flashings, dust in roof spaces and paint. Lead in paint, if disturbed by being sanded, cut or just rubbed (in the case of a window or door that is rubbing on its jamb) can cause major health problems. Apex Executive Interiors can arrange the identification of this substance and appropriate treatment without further risk to you or your staff.
Remember paint containing significant quantities of lead was last used in the 1970’s so it may be a few layers underneath the current visible layer of paint but, if sanded, will quickly work its way to the top and be just as large a hazard.
Lead in dust in roof spaces is generally caused by older motor vehicles sending lead into the atmosphere which settles around, this can also be a problem in car parks.
The advice given above on this topic is in no way intended to be treated as a method of safely identifying, handling, encapsulating or removing any hazardous materials of any kind, every site must be specifically checked by properly qualified personnel to ensure correct procedures are followed. Furthermore Apex Executive Interiors have only identified three  potential hazards under the heading of ‘Hazardous Materials’.