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Revised COSHH Essentials e-tool Launched - 22nd June 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched.  Improvements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (...
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Assessing Competence - GeoDrilling June 2015 - 15th June 2015

Peter Redford, the BDA's Training & Education committee chairman, says that the changes brought in with the relaunch of the BDA Audit will help ensure operator competency is maintained across th...
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News of Audit Relaunch in This Month's Geotechnica - 15th June 2015

One of the most exciting pieces of news broken recently in theGeotechnica is the relaunch of the BDA Audit. Max Soudain of Blackcap Communications takes a closer look at the new audit for the...
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BDA Chairman Speaks About the New NVQ Level 3 at Ground Engineering Conference - 19th May 2015

Ground Engineering's Claire Smith has published the following article about the BDA's Chairman's, Andrew Stevenson, recent key note presentation to the Ground Engineering conference. &nbs...
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BDA tackles skills shortage with apprentice initiative - 19th May 2015

Ground Engineering reports on the BDA's initiative to promote Apprenticeships to tackles skills shortage. See article below from 12 February, 2015 The British Drilling Association (BDA) has d...
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HSL Launch Safety Footwear Grip Rating - 13th May 2015

Slips and trips continue to be the biggest cause of workplace injuries so HSL (Health and Safety Laboratory) have launched a footwear rating scheme called GRIP that provides free information to health...
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Driving Licence Paper Counterpart is Being Abolished on 8th June 2015 - 13th May 2015

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details tha...
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Specialist Contractors Facing Severe Skills Shortages as Demand Soars - 11th May 2015

The number of Specialist Contractors struggling to recruit skilled labour is at its highest for 14 years according to the latest NSCC State of Trade Survey, following significant increases in both ...
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Proposed NSCC - UKCG merger Q & A Document - 23rd April 2015

Proposed NSCC - UKCG merger Q & A Document The BDA is a member of the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) which represents over 30 trade associations / federations in the specialist ...
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Call for experts to draft a new version of Eurocode 7 - 23rd April 2015

  Call for experts to draft a new version of Eurocode 7  CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes has developed a work programme, supported by the European Commission, in response to Mandate M/5...
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NSCC/UKCG Possible Merger - 27th March 2015

Over the last 12 months, NSCC and UKCG have found that they share a common position on a range of issues and both organisations recognise that the key to a successful industry is trust within the supp...
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BDA Audit Revision 2015 - 27th March 2015

The Training and Education Committee has carried out a root and branch review of the BDA Audit to ensure that it is fit for purpose and that it is providing the rigour expected from a BDA assessment...
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BDA Management Committee Election 2015 - 27th March 2015

We are pleased to announce that the successful candidates at this year's Management Committee were Keith Spires of Equipe and Richard Fielden of WJ Groundwater. Welcome on board guys!    ...
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BDA Health & Safety Manual - 2015 - 27th March 2015

The BDA's main safety document and the essential manual for anyone connected with drilling, including clients and consulting engineers, has been fully revised for 2015. As part of your benefit pack...
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CDM Reg's 2015 - 25th March 2015

CDM 2015 The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) come into force on 6 April 2015. The draft HSE and industry guidance produced in January 2015, and listed below, is bei...
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