Stainless Steel Sink Pads
A pad of bitumen felt with asbestos added for strength was frequently applied to the underside of sink units as transit packing from manufacturers. In normal service the material is very stable and fibre release is unlikely and therefore, under present legislation, does not need to be removed. In the event of refurbishment involving the dismantling of the buildings, the contractor should be advised of the asbestos content. If the pad is removed for disposal, it must not be broken up or burnt which may liberate asbestos fibres into the atmosphere.