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

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The BDA Audit... Exposed! - 23rd March 2020

There are a lot of myths and untruths floating around about the British Drilling Association (BDA) Audit, with some over stating its complexity and others, in contrast, suggesting that it's nothi...
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BDA Supports Brownfield Redevelopment Midlands; 2020 - 17th March 2020

Join Environment Analyst at their annual event, Brownfield Redevelopment: Midlands 2020, which is coming to Dudley on 1 July. This informative one-day event will bring together local authorities,...
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BDA Publishes Maintenance Alert - 6th March 2020

Following recent incidents regarding wire ropes and winches, The British Drilling Association (BDA) has published a Maintenance Alert to assist with understanding the lessons learnt. Guidance is...
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The BDA Technical & Standards Sub-Committee Needs You! - 4th March 2020

The Technical & Standards (T&S) Committee of the British Drilling Association (BDA) is looking to recruit new members to help support the aims and projects it is tasked with managing. Th...
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BDA - Apprentices Article - 28th February 2020

BDA Apprentices in Full Swing Land Drilling NVQ Ltd has recently reported that it has just completed two modules with seven apprentice candidates from British Drilling Association (BDA) members...
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BDA Thanks Supporters of 'What are the Risks of Rising Complacency about Geotechnics' Conference, Manchester 2020 - 20th February 2020

The British Drilling Association (BDA) would like to thank Soil Engineering, for kindly sponsoring its seminar 'What are the Risks of Rising Complacency about Geotechnics,' which is being held 26...
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BDA Management Committee Openings - 4th February 2020

The British Drilling Association (BDA) has a number of positions available on its Management Committee this year. Positions on the BDA Management Committee are extremely rewarding, allowing exper...
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Announcing the BDA Dinner Dance and Awards 2020 - 31st January 2020

Get your diaries out and put the 14th November 2020 in for the British Drilling Association (BDA) Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony. This year's event will be held at The Hilton Newcastle in Gate...
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New Qualification Takes Competence to a Whole New Level!? - 6th January 2020

The British Drilling Association (BDA) has long felt that there was a gap in recognizing through formal qualifications, the additional skills required to drill and test more challenging boreholes...
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Safety - Who's Watching Your Back? - 20th December 2019

by Martyn Brocklesby, Chair, British Drilling Association There can be little argument that land drilling is a physical job, undertaken in often demanding environments and with real dynamic ris...
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Call for New T&E BDA Committee Members - 29th November 2019

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is looking for members to join the Training & Education (T&E) sub-committee. As you are aware the T&E sub-committee is what helps drive project...
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Member Generosity Recognised - 20th November 2019

As you are all no doubt aware, the many events that the British Drilling Association (BDA) hosts typically also have a charitable element attached. From the annual dinner dances, to the more rece...
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Are you 'On the Ball' for 2020? - 18th November 2019

Ball sponsorship opportunities are available for the British Drilling Association (BDA) 2020 Five-a-Side football tournament, which is being held 6th June at Goals Leeds. The cost of ball sponsorshi...
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Announcing the BDA Football Tournament 2020 - 18th November 2019

Back by popular demand, it's the British Drilling Association (BDA) 2020, 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT! Following the success of previous years, next year's tournament is once again being hel...
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BDA - Awards Dinner 2019 - Winners Announced - 14th November 2019

A big thank you to those who attended the BDA's Annual Awards, which were held 9th November 2019, at the Bristol Marriott Roya Hotel in Bristol. The evening was tremendous fun and a great opportun...
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