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

Training Courses

The BDA promotes and supports organised training to ensure that those in drilling are not left to fend for themselves in acquiring correct knowledge and skill. The law makes it a duty for Employers to properly train their workforces. The absence of documented training records is a major hurdle when it comes to a company having to defend itself following an accident.

The best training for future Lead Drillers is that provided by the Land Drilling Apprenticeship - this contains formal off-the-job training courses and supervised on-the-job training. The Scheme is fully recommended for those starting their drilling careers.

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The following organisations can be contacted for details of training courses available that are of particular interest to our industry sector.

Equipe Training Ltd

 Tel: 01295 670990  Web: www.equipegroup.com

 Land Drilling NVQ & Training

 Tel: 01229 584297  Web: www.landdrillingnvq.com

  Rotary Test Drilling (Training & Accreditation) Ltd

 Tel: 01942 810348  Web: www.rotarytestdrilling.com

 First Steps Ltd

Tel: 0207 7366889  Web: www.firststeps-geo.co.uk

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