Classic Car Asbestos Survey | 1973 MGB GTV8 | UK to Melbourne, Australia

‘Yesterday my MG was delivered safe and sound to Melbourne.  It was the end of an 8 month search and logistics process.I would like to sincerely thank you and your team for an outstanding job.  The car seemed to move through customs very easily – no doubt helped significantly by your report.

At EMS you certainly deliver what you say on your website and I would be more than happy to recommend your operation to any classic car enthusiast.

Thanks for your professionalism and patience with all my questions – very much appreciated. And again, thanks so much.’

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EMS received fantastic feedback  from a client who EMS worked alongside to facilitate asbestos testing and production of a comprehensive asbestos report. This was in order to successfully export the 1973 MGB GTV8 to Melbourne, Australia from the UK.

EMS staff worked with out client to arrange the classic car asbestos survey in the UK, liaising on behalf of the client with the classic car dealership advertising the vehicle. EMS arranged a convenient date and time for the inspection to take place. As part of our service, EMS includes travel to any address within the UK and unlimited samples to be taken of suspect materials if discovered.

Following the onsite inspection, a full photographic report was produced which included photographic evidence of each area or component sampled for asbestos and a covering letter explaining the process, findings and recommendations of the report. All samples are analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory, which is the UK equivalent of NATAS which is stipulated by the requirements of the Australian Border Force.

Following the issue of the report, the client was able to organise shipping of the vehicle to Melbourne, Australia, it’s new home!

An Australian-wide ban on the manufacture and use of all forms of asbestos took effect on 31 December 2003. A border control for asbestos was enacted at the same time to prevent the unlawful importation of asbestos, and goods containing asbestos meaning that there is a zero tolerance policy to asbestos imports enforced by the Australian Border Force.

Asbestos containing components were just as useful to the construction and engineering of a motor vehicle, for the same reasons as it was excellent for construction activities. Therefore, it is a very common component found in classic cars manufactured in the. twentieth century.

EMS are thrilled to hear the MG has reached its final destination, passing easily through customs as a result of our report and ensuing recommendations which were prepared by experienced Senior Consultant Jason Phillips.

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