It is not safe to assume anything when it
comes to contractor knowledge or experience of working safely on old lead painted surfaces - whoever they are or however big
they are. Any competent contractor with the right training and guidance, however, should be more than capable of implementing
'lead-safe' work practices when required. A 'lead-safe' contractor should understand how to use lead
paint test techniques before and after a job to determine likely exposure risks. A Free Lead Paint Test from LiPSA can
help with this.