BDA Training Videos

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is committed to safety and training. To support best practice and promote ever higher levels of safety, standards and professionalism in the drilling industry, the BDA has created a number of educational, best practice videos, for use by its members and the wider drilling industry.

Wire Rope Inspection Training Course

Welcome to the online Wire Rope Inspection Training Course, from the British Drilling Association (BDA).

In the dynamic landscape of drilling operations, the reliability and safety of wire ropes play a pivotal role in ensuring successful and secure outcomes. Recognising the critical importance of this aspect, the BDA has developed a training program designed to empower professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct wire rope inspections.

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What does “good” look like? You can read Regulations Standards and Guidance documents, but does this help translate to what is happening onsite? The British Drilling Association (BDA) has produced a series of videos to demonstrate what “good” looks like.

These videos focus on individual tasks and what is required to perform them safely, and in line with the relevant Standards.

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) Video [March 2023]

The Standard Penetration Test (SPT) is detailed in BS EN ISO 22476-1:2023. This video shows the process and records required to ensure that the SPT is performed in line with the standard.

The video can be viewed here: Standard Penetration Test (SPT)

Why Audit? [April 2023]

The BDA’s mission is a commitment to improving standards in Health & Safety, quality of workmanship and technical proficiency for the drilling industry and its clients. The BDA Audit is pivotal in enabling the BDA to meet its mission statement. This video explains why a drilling operator, or a client employing drilling contractors, should ensure that drillers have a current and valid audit card.

The video can be viewed here: BDA – Why Audit?

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