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Safe Lead Paint and Asbestos Work Practices

CPCCPD3031A Implement safe lead paint and asbestos work practices in the painting industry

This course specifies the outcomes required to treat lead paint and asbestos hazards, including removal of lead-based paints from surfaces, encapsulation and the control of associated hazards and is designed for painting contractors working on commercial and residential lead paint removal projects.

This training is delivered by Foundation Training Australia P/L (RTO ID 31972) in consultation with NIPD.

The course includes:

  • testing procedures; field and clearance testing
  • Safe Work Method Statements and hazard control
  • definition and preparation of the work area
  • removal of contaminated material
  • Chemical stripping
  • encapsulation of contaminated material
  • completion of clean-up activities.


$120 for Queensland residents eligible for CSQ funding

Places are limited and subject to availability

$450 for non-Queensland residents


8 hours theory on-line and 4 hours on-site


To complete CPCCPD3031A Implement Safe Lead Paint And Asbestos Work Practices In the Painting Industry, must hold the pre-requisite unit CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry.

In the instance you do not hold this unit NIPD with FTA will be able to assist. Qualification issued by Foundation Training Australia RTO ID: 31972

Now available on-line.

Register or enrol

You must have a computer with a web-cam to complete this course
Telephone: 1300 319 790 for more info


In order to recognise where lead based paints may be encountered, it is important to understand:

Why lead was included in the composition of paint
The age of buildings likely to have been painted with lead based paints.

1. Lead pigments functioned as a colouring agent. White lead was once the principal white pigment used in paints. Lead was also commonly present in red, orange and yellow pigments based on lead chrome.

2. Lead salts are a drying agent; it speeds up the drying time of a paint film.

3. Lead pigments also contributed durability to paints. In consequence its use was once popular in primers, undercoats and exterior quality paints.

The only way for the painter to be sure that they are not dealing with lead based paints is to carry out an approved testing procedure.