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 Land Drilling Apprenticeship - this contains formal off-the-job training courses and supervised on-the-job training. The Scheme is fully recommended for those starting their drilling careers.
The following organisations can be contacted for details of training courses available that are of particular interest to our industry sector.
Equipe Training Ltd
Tel: 01295 670990 Web: www.equipegroup.com
Land Drilling NVQ & Training
Tel: 01229 584297 Web: www.landdrillingnvq.com
Rotary Test Drilling (Training & Accreditation) Ltd
Tel: 01942 810348 Web: www.rotarytestdrilling.com
First Steps Ltd
Tel: 0207 7366889 Web: www.firststeps-geo.co.uk