SiteXRF-i On-site Lead Surveys

SiteXRF-i on-site lead surveys are setting new standards. They deliver the most extensive and comprehensive lead data and exposure risk insights available. A full refurbishment and demolition survey can be completed without damaging a single painted surface.

Hand-held XRF-i devices are the successful result of miniaturising long-established ‘bench-top’ equipment. This ‘new’ technology was originally developed for the non-destructive analysis of in-situ lead-based paintwork for childhood lead poisoning prevention purposes but now sees increasingly widespread use in occupational settings.

When the required extent of ‘paint-on-base-material’ sampling for LabXRF-i analysis gets beyond a certain point (usually around 30 samples) SiteXRF-i on-site lead surveys are the only viable alternative and deliver superior value-for-money.

Numerous recipients of ‘traditional’ lead survey reports find themselves calling us for clarification/ interpretation of their results, given as a percentage, only to find that the data they have will not meet their needs.

Case Study: Employees from an Environment Agency depot could not get their own internal laboratory to extract meaningful information from its own results, so called us for advice.


Over the years we have seen examples of would-be clients, for whom we’d provided SiteXRF-i lead survey quotations, instructing others to undertake the work – but based on ‘traditional’ analysis and reporting. However it emerged that large parts of some of those reports were copied from previous versions of our own. This may be flattering but is both fraudulent and flawed.

FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT: ‘Traditional’ lead surveys and reporting are no match for the scope, value and insights provided by LabXRF-i or SiteXRF-i lead surveys and analysis.  The different approaches produce two very different types of report which are incompatible.  This is not a mistake that is repeated once Clients appreciate the true value of a SiteXRF-i-based lead survey report.

Luckily for us, this has often resulted in us being commissioned to carry out ‘repeat’ lead surveys.