The following link, is to the site of the BCF or British Coatings Federation, on the page, there is a hyper-link, that will download a .pdf file, which has the latest information regarding the safe handling and removal of Lead based paints.
To add to the lead paint regulations for the UK, these are the regs enforced in the USA at this time.
Thanks to Blogging Painters for that information. This is a series of articles to help explain those American lead paint regs
Hi the British coating federation is a good guide but the daddy of them all and the one the H,S,E,treat as there bible is CONTROL OF LEAD AT WORK (third edition) REGULATIONS 2002 APPROVED CODE OF PRACTISE AND GUIDANCE you can down load it from there site but be warned its a bloody minefield