The BDA promotes and supports organised training to ensure that those in drilling are not left to fend for themselves in acquiring correct knowledge and skill. The law makes it a duty for Employers to properly train their workforces. The absence of documented training records is a major hurdle when it comes to a company having to defend itself following an accident.
The best training for future Lead Drillers is that provided by the BDA Land Drilling Apprenticeship - this contains formal off-the-job training courses and supervised on-the-job training. This course is recommended for those in the early stages of their drilling careers.
The following training organisations are trusted to deliver the BDA Apprenticeship training modules:
Rotary Test Drilling (Training & Accreditation) Ltd
Tel: 01942 810348 Web: www.rotarytestdrilling.com
Land Drilling NVQ & Training
Tel: 01229 584297 Web: www.landdrillingnvq.com
Tel: 01295 670990 Web: www.equipegroup.com
Other bodies also provide NVQ assessments