Notification of a Lead-Risk Job - Victoria

Service summary

You may be required to complete this notification if your business undertakes work which may expose employees to dangerous levels of lead (lead processes). Examples of lead processes include:

  • work exposing a person to lead dust or lead fumes from the manufacture or handling of dry lead compounds
  • spraying with molten lead metal or alloys containing greater than five per cent weight of lead metal
  • radiator repairs involving exposure to lead dust or fumes
  • spray painting with lead paint.

As an employer, you have a responsibility to take measures to control risks to health from exposure to lead. You have an obligation to review each lead process you undertake to identify whether it is a lead-risk job.

You will be required to notify the agency if a lead process has been identified as being a lead-risk job. A lead-risk job means a job in which the blood lead level of the employee is reasonably likely to exceed either:

  • 1.45 mol/L
  • 0.48 mol/L for female employees of reproductive capacity.

If you identify that a lead process is a lead-risk job you must notify the agency within seven days.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To comply with the requirements of this notification please submit the required form and any other documentation required by the Agency.

Ongoing requirements

Before starting a lead-risk job you must arrange for medical examination and biological monitoring of your employees.

For further information on your obligations when undertaking a lead-risk job, please consult with the agency.



There is no fee associated with this notification.


Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Operating address:
222 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


03 9641 1444


1800 136 089


03 9641 1222

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