Part VIISpecial Applications and Extensions

Lead processes carried on in places other than factories

129Use of lead paint in connection with buildings

(1)The Minister may make special regulations for preventing danger from lead paint to persons employed in or in connection with the painting of buildings, and in particular—

(a)for prohibiting the use of any lead compound except in the form of paste or of paint ready for use;

(b)for the prevention of danger arising from the application of lead paint in the form of spray;

(c)for prohibiting dry rubbing down and scraping;

(d)for providing for the periodical medical examination of persons employed in or in connection with painting with lead paint, and for the suspension from such employment of persons whose health is or appears likely to be injuriously affected thereby;

(e)for securing that facilities for washing during, and on cessation of, work are afforded to persons employed in or in connection with painting;

(f)for the use of protective clothing by persons so employed and for preventing clothes left off during work from being soiled by paint;

(g)for the distribution to persons so employed of instructions with regard to hygienic precautions to be taken.

(2)The provisions of this Act specified in subsection (3) of this section shall apply in any case where persons are employed in painting buildings as if the place where they are employed were a factory and the person by whom they are employed the occupier of the factory, and with such further or other modifications as may be made by order of the Minister for the purpose of making those provisions applicable to the painting of buildings.

(3)The said provisions are—

(a)the provisions of section eighty-two so far as they relate to cases of lead poisoning;

(b)section one hundred and thirty-nine;

(c)sections one hundred and forty-six, one hundred and forty-nine and one hundred and fifty; (d) section one hundred and fifty-five.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) of this section, every person who employs persons in painting buildings shall send to the inspector for the district in which his office is situated a notice in writing stating his name and the address of his office, and shall keep at his office a register, which shall be available for inspection by an inspector at all reasonable times, containing such particulars as to the persons so employed by him and as to the work on which they are employed as may be prescribed, and shall make such returns to the inspector for the district as may be prescribed.

(5)Subsection (4) of this section does not apply where the persons employed are persons whose ordinary occupation does not include the painting of buildings.

(6)Any person failing to comply with the requirements of subsection (4) of this section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding three pounds.