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

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Build UK Launched 1st Sept 2015 - 2nd September 2015

Build UK Launched 1st September 2015 Build UK brings together 27 of the industry's largest Main Contractors and 40 leading Trade Associations representing 11,500 Specialist Contractors, puttin...
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CITB: Apprenticeships levy consultation statement - 27th August 2015

Apprenticeships levy consultation statement CITB statement in response to today's apprenticeship levy consultation. Steve Radley, CITB Director of Policy said: "Today BIS has launched its consulta...
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BDA Industry Awards 2015 - 11th August 2015

It is time to think about the great and good within our industry again. The BDA's Annual Awards that will be presented at our dinner dance in Edinburgh on 17th October 2015 in the following categ...
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NVQ Land Drilling Review Proves a Great Triumph - 6th August 2015

NVQ Review The BDA, along with industry experts, has recently taken part in a major review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) that form the framework of the NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling.&...
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Welcome to the BDA - 6th August 2015

At our recent Management meetings we welcomed 7 new members into the Association. Our newest members are: Dart & Co Ltd First Insurance Solutions Ltd  Highwater (Scotland) Ltd  H...
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The Revamped BDA Audit Proves Successful - 5th August 2015

The BDA is seeing increased demand for the Audit scheme following the revamp and relaunch in June 2015.   In 2000, the Land Drilling NVQ Level II qualification for Lead Drillers and Dr...
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Fatality During Vacuum Excavation - 4th August 2015

A man was killed whilst operating a vacuum excavator on 27th July on the M3 project in Surrey. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and colleagues. For further informatio...
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National Apprenticeship Levy Call CITB System Into Question - 20th July 2015

 CITB Levy in Question Construction News is Reporting That:- 'Simpler and clearer' national apprenticeship levy calls CITB system into question 15 July, 2015 | By Jack Simpson The CI...
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Cracking Warning Over Imported Rebar - 20th July 2015

Cracking warning over imported rebar The British Association of Reinforcement (BAR) has issued a revised guidance note on potential problems with imported rebar. The association is warning contrac...
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BDA Audited Personnel - 6th July 2015

You can now find a list of all audited Lead Drillers and Drillers published here on the BDA website. The data is updated regularly but is only valid on the date included on the PDF file. You may wis...
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Construction Accounted for a Quarter of All Workplace Fatalities to March 2015 - 3rd July 2015

Construction accounted for a quarter of all deaths at work in the year to March 2015, the Health and Safety Executive has said. HSE's annual figures for work-related fatal accidents showed 35 ...
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NSCC News - Merger and PQQ - 2nd July 2015

NSCC member organisations voted unanimously in favour of the merger with UKCG at the Council meeting on 24 June. Build UK, which will bring together 28 of the industry???s largest Main Contrac...
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Congratulations to BDA Member Van Elle, Specialist Contractor of the Year at Construction News Awards - 2nd July 2015

Congratulations to BDA member Van Elle who won Specialist Contractor of the Year 2015 at the recent Construction News awards ceremony.  ...
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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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