Sysco Environmental has a well-established lead survey team helping building owners and managers determine the presence of lead based paints in their premises. We have participated in a variety of project ranging from domestic lead surveys to large scale lead surveys of railway building, bridges and industrial installation.

In cooperation with our clients we routinely prepare supporting documentation, specify safe working practices and prepare lead removal projects specifications.

Your organisation can benefit from a complete package of lead related services:

  • Lead analysis (waste materials, decorative and construction materials)
  • Lead surveys (domestic and commercial)
  • Add-on hazards evaluations (Toxic and heavy elements, chromium paints and cadmium, asbestos etc...)
  • On site employee's exposure monitoring
  • Biological lead bio-burden monitoring
  • Lead contamination tracking
  • Environmental and site perimeter testing
  • Guidance of regulations and training of employees

We are confident that our company is the perfect solution for your lead monitoring needs. If you would like to review our reporting documentation and see examples of our recent successes, please contact us here.

All handling and sampling procedures are carried out in accordance with the Control of Lead at Work Regulations (2002). Our survey team uses various techniques such as paint chip sampling, wipe swabbing and x-ray fluorescence (XRF).

We can facilitate post-shift biological monitoring for total lead body burden providing a complete site risk management package for our clients.We can also perform occupation lead exposure monitoring from specialist manufacturing processes which are exempt from lead use prohibitions. We have participated in a lead exposure projects for client working in construction industry, fire safety and surface coating applications and specialist lead soldering operations.

We are specialist in occupational and environmental exposure monitoring and therefore we can evaluate and advice on control of other work-related hazards other hazardous substances, noise, vibration, thermal comfort). Out assessors are experienced occupational hygienists capable of assessing multiple hazards present in the working environment.


– 2017

Holmewood House School

Holmewood House School (Tunbridge Wells)

Post-remediation verification of lead dust cleaning operatives. The site's shooting range for surveys for the presence of residual lead dust to verify the effectiveness and diligence of a lead dust cleaning contractor.

– 2017

Cambridgeshire Consabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ (Cambridge)

Building lead contamination surveys with the aim to identify and quantify the extent of lead dust contamination in the building. We have performed air quality reassurance testing and bulk sample collection throughout the site to evaluate the exposure levels and risk to the building occupants.

– 2017

Kier Construction Ltd

Woodside School (Sheffield)

Lead survey of an abandoned historically important school building in Sheffield. The building was being re-developed into and new nursery school with the aim to preserve many original features.

– 2017

North Lindsey College

North Lindsey College (Scunthorpe)

Lead survey to part one block at North Lyndsey College prior redevelopment into the new teaching block. The survey team utilised XRF techniques to pinpoint suspected materials and bulk sampling techniques to collect samples for lead content analysis.

– 2017

Alfred Bagnall & Sons

Nottingham main train station

Lead exposure monitoring during the renovation of Nottingham main train station. We were appointed to carry our reassurance testing to safeguard the public in the exposed areas and to carry our occupational exposure monitoring of lead removal operatives

– 2017

Asbestos Consultants Europe Ltd

Aviva HQ (London)

Lead exposure monitoring during lead removal operation. The project was carried out on site and our company provided continuous lead monitoring on site to ensure the safety of the public and lead removal operatives.

– 2016

Marjon Univesity

Marjon University (Plymouth Studio School)

Partial building lead surevy before re-development of a dated building. the building was extensively surveyed using XRF surveying methods and suspected materials were quantified using traditional bulk sampling method.

– 2016

PHH Environmental Ltd

Beckey Court (Plymouth) – Student accommodation development

Intrusive lead survey for the presence of lead-containing materials on this old building in the heart of Plymouth town center. The building was being redeveloped into new student accommodation block.

– 2016

Torquay Hospital

Torquay Hospital- Linac Building

Lead survey to part of the Linac building at Torquay Hospital prior to redevelopment of exisitng building into a new hospital wing. Paqrtial site surveys utilising bulk and XRF surveying methods.

– 2016

Kier Construction Ltd

National House (Exeter) Student accommodation complex

Lead surveys of the national house building in Exeter prior development of the site into new state fo the art student accommodation complex. Bulk lead sampling methods along with the onsite XRF analysis were used to survey this site.