BDA Membership Benefits

This section details the member benefits available, according to membership category, and how to make full use of them.

The BDA is committed to protect and enhance the professional integrity of its members. Being a member of the BDA and displaying the BDA logo on your promotional material carries a lot of status and will open doors to work that may have been closed otherwise.

For full details of membership categories see our Join the BDA page, or contact the BDA Secretary for further details of benefits.

The tangible benefits of membership are summarised below:

Voting rights

  • Corporate
  • Supplier

Receive Geodrilling International/BDA newsletter

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Legal, tax & counselling helpline

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Discounted insurance through Genesis Risk Solutions

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Information service from Secretariat

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

25% Discount on HMCA Medical plans

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Use of BDA logo for promotion and letterheads

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Discounted fee for BDA events

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Free advert on website

  • Supplier

Free BDA publications & updates

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

20% Discount on Emap (GE) events that BDA is supporting

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Discounted BDA Audit

  • Corporate

Full searchable listing on BDA website

  • Corporate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant / Client

Free trade stands at BDA events

  • Supplier
  • Member organisations can influence and contribute to industry standards and best practice documents.
  • Members can influence and contribute to industry standards in terms of training and competence for their work force. Recent successes include the redevelopment of the NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling, Land Drilling apprenticeship scheme etc.
  • Member organisations can have representatives on the various BDA committees by election or by invitation.
  • The BDA have representation on a series of industry committees: Association of Geotechnical Specialists (AGS); Ground Forum; Ground Source Heat Pump Association; CSCS Promotions Committee; BSI and European Committees (B526/3; B513/3; BS EN ISO 22475 parts 1 to 3); Site Investigation Steering Group.
  • The BDA provides a full time secretariat offering support, advice and assistance
  • Member organisations are required to contribute to industry accident statistics for the benefit of members (a condition of membership)
  • Members have free access BDA publications.
  • Members are entitled to discounted annual audit fees.
  • Company details are included in the BDA membership directory which is published on the website. This directory can include details of your regional offices (some administration fees may apply). Web links are available to your own site and you can publish details of the services you offer, staff training qualifications etc.
  • Members have the opportunity to advertise through the website (subject to an additional fee).
  • Member companies have access to BDA group discount arrangements
  • Complimentary copy of GeoDrilling International.
  • Discounted industry networking and social events.
  • Use of the BDA logo on your publicity material.