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Control of Lead at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Regulation 4(2)

SCHEDULE 1ACTIVITIES IN WHICH THE EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS AND WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE CAPACITY IS PROHIBITED

1.  In lead smelting and refining processes–

(a)work involving the handling, treatment, sintering, smelting or refining of ores or materials containing not less than 5 per cent lead; and

(b)the cleaning of any place where any of the above processes are carried out.

2.  In lead-acid battery manufacturing processes–

(a)the manipulation of lead oxides;

(b)mixing or pasting in connection with the manufacture or repair of lead-acid batteries;

(c)the melting or casting of lead;

(d)the trimming, abrading or cutting of pasted plates in connection with the manufacture or repair of lead-acid batteries; and

(e)the cleaning of any place where any of the above processes are carried out.

3.  In this Schedule, “lead oxides” means powdered lead oxides in the form of lead, lead monoxide, lead dioxide, red lead or any combination of lead used in oxide manufacture or lead-acid battery pasting processes.

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