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The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.

BDA Awards

 BDA Award Categories for 2018 are:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – recognising an individual that has made a lengthy and outstanding contribution to the British drilling industry over their career
LEAD DRILLER OF THE YEAR – recognising an individual Lead Driller that has made an outstanding contribution to the British drilling industry 
INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARD – recognising a demonstration of technical excellence, innovation and/or collaborative working achieved by a Company and/or co-working & co-operation between a BDA Member Company and one or more Consultants, Contractor’s, Supplier etc. on a recently competed project, innovation or development initiative.
SAFETY INITIATIVE / IMPROVEMENT AWARD – recognising a recent safety campaign or initiative in the British Drilling industry that has reduced accidents / near misses or improved behavioural safety culture

Awards will be presented at our annual dinner dance which is being held in Sheffield this year on 13th October.
The closing dates for entries has been extended to 21st September 2018. Download an entry form here.
 
Previous Winners:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
John Smith - 2017
William Hill - 2017 
Peter Redford 2016
Keith Peacock 2015
Hamish Simpson 2015
William Branston 2014 
 
LEAD DRILLER AWARD
Lee Donachie - 2017
William Hill - 2017
Daniel Perret - 2016
 
INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE / INNOVATION AWARD
Aspin Group - 2017 - Aquarius Road2Rail Drill Rig
Bam Ritchies - 2016 - Chantry Lane Chalk Mine Remediation 
WJ Groundwater - 2015 -  Adaptation of a Marini "Baby Giraffa” Drilling Rig
Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical - 2015 - Caithness Moray Shetland (CMS) HVDC Connection
Soilmec - 2014 - SM-5 Drilling Rig
 
SAFETY INITIATIVE / IMPROVEMENT AWARD 
ESG (Socotec) - 2017 - Cable Percussion Rig Anti Whip-Check Bar
Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical - 2016 - 100% on an Achilles Verify Audit on Safety, Health, Environment & Quality practices
Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited - 2015 - On-Line Safety Reporting and Mobile Phone ‘Safety App’
Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited - 2014 -  Manual Handling and Safety Awareness Training
 
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Dean Eley - 2017 - Bam Ritchies
Craig Mullarkey - 2016 -  Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd
Frase Dellet - 2015 - Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Ltd
Ricky Backshall - 2014 -  ESG

 

 

 

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