The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 specify the requirement for health surveillance for lead workers.  Each employee who is likely to be exposed to lead at work requires assessment by a doctor.  Where this exposure is 'significant' as defined by the Lead at Work regulations, the doctor must either be a Medical Inspector from the HSE's Employment Medical Advisory Service or an Appointed Doctor.

Employers will find detailed guidelines on risk assessment and health surveillance for lead at work in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance book L132 'Control of Lead at Work'.