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

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Does 2016 Spell the Start of a Long Term Industry Boom? - 4th January 2016

Does 2016 Spell the Start of a Long Term Industry Boom? The Construction Enquirer is reporting that  a leading construction expert is calling on the industry to start to invest in the future a...
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Shocking Video Shows Result of 11Kv Cable Strike - 21st December 2015

 Huge explosion following 11Kv cable strike. Two men received severe burns and are lucky to be alive after striking an 11,000v cable whilst breaking out bricks around a manhole chamber. Read ...
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Construction Workers 100 Times More Likely to Die From an Occupational Disease Than an Accident - 17th December 2015

Construction Workers 100 Times More Likely to Die From an Occupational Disease Than an Accident  Major construction companies are to hold a health talks in January to improve industry standard...
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UK Accident Statistics 2014-15 - 17th December 2015

Over the last 40 years the BDA along with many other organisations has been campaigning to raise standards and improve workplace safety. Across all sectors there has been an 86% drop in the number ...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year - 17th December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year  ...
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Chalk mine remediation by Ritchies wins 2015 Fleming Award - 10th December 2015

Chalk mine remediation by Ritchies wins 2015 Fleming Award Judges at last night's Fleming Award event commented the project team that delivered the remediation of Chalk mines in Chantry Lane i...
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Driller Loses Fingers in Unguarded Rig - 8th December 2015

Driller Loses Fingers in Unguarded Rig A quarry company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers after coming into contact with a drill fitted to a hydraulic excavator at a dimension stone...
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CDM Reg's Could Be Watered Down - 3rd December 2015

The recently revamped CDM regulations could be watered-down under the latest Government blitz on red tape. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched a new Cutting Red Ta...
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CITB Funding Review - 25th November 2015

The CITB is changing the funding and grant mechanisms that it uses to support the construction industry. The original 50 funding streams have been rationalised in 3 in an effort to make the system ...
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CSCS Cards - 6000 Construction Workers Will Need to Re-Take Health and Safety Tests - 10th November 2015

Six thousand construction workers will have to resit health and safety exams after widespread cheating was discovered in the system, reports the Construction Enquirer. The CITB has confirmed t...
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BDA Members Raise 4400 Pounds For Children's Hospices - 9th November 2015

BDA Members Raise £4400 For Children's Hospices. A big thank you to everyone who donated money to CHAS (Children's Hospice Association Scotland) at our recent Dinner Dance. It is a fabulous ...
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Contractors Could Be Hit With Huge Fines For Corporate Manslaughter - 5th November 2015

Major contractors convicted of corporate manslaughter after site deaths could face fines of more than £20m. New sentencing guidelines were introduced this week, which could see firms with &po...
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Small contractors facing BIM ban from public jobs - 3rd November 2015

Small contractors facing BIM ban from public jobs More than half of small contractors are not ready for the introduction of BIM Level 2 and face being frozen out of Government contracts A recent s...
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BDA Annual Awards 2015 - 29th October 2015

 And the winner is ............ The BDA's awards ceremony was held on the 17th October at The Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh. The winners were: 1. Collaboration Award  Collaboration Awar...
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CSCS Card Fraud at Testing Centres - 29th October 2015

A Newsnight investigation has uncovered fraud at some CSCS test centres. CITB have given the BDA the following statement: "On Monday, we learned that for several months, Newsnight have been conduc...
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