The BDA is committed to Improving Standards in Health & Safety, Quality of Workmanship & Technical Proficiency for the Drilling Industry & its Clients.


The BDA since 1976 has been driven by the need for continuous improvement in safety.

Health and Safety


Checks on all aspects of work undertaken including health and safety and legal compliance.

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Providing guidance from industry experts on any particular project; application, or method.

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Who We Are

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture / supply drilling rigs and equipment, or supply services to the geotechnical and ground investigation industry.

What We Do

The BDA achieves the above through a varied programme, including: the BDA Audit scheme; BDA seminars and webinars; an accredited and bespoke apprenticeship scheme; delivering and updating the skills audit; proactive contact with its membership and other professional bodies within the sector and supporting external industry events.

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