BDA Wire Rope Training Course – Available Now!

April 24, 2024

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to announce the release of its comprehensive online ‘Wire Rope Training’ course. Available now on the BDA website, this training course is a proactive step towards enhancing safety and operational efficiency in the industry and designed to fulfil the requirements of the BDA Audit.

Wire ropes are integral to various drilling and construction operations, and understanding their construction, maintenance, and legislative requirements is vital for the safety and success of these projects. In fact, recent BDA audits and a series of safety incidents involving wire ropes have highlighted the critical need for specialised training in this area.

The BDA’s online training course is meticulously designed to cover all essential aspects of wire rope usage and maintenance. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge about:

  • The Construction of Wire Rope: An understanding of the fundamental design and structure of wire ropes, which is crucial for identifying quality and suitability for specific tasks.
  • Methods of Inspection of Wire Rope: Practical skills to inspect wire ropes effectively, ensuring they meet safety and operational standards.
  • The Rejection Criteria for Wire Rope: Critical knowledge on identifying when a wire rope should no longer be used, which is vital for preventing accidents and ensuring safety.
  • Legislation Regarding Wire Ropes: An overview of the legal standards and requirements related to the use of wire ropes in drilling and construction operations.

The course is designed to be user-friendly, allowing BDA members to enhance their skills and knowledge conveniently and effectively and encourages all members to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their expertise in wire rope operations.

Click here to access the course on the BDA website: 

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