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

BDA Press Releases / News

Over 900 Construction Firms Will Pay a Double Training Levy - 7th June 2016

At least 900 of construction's biggest firms will have to pay two training levies from next April - the current one to the CITB and the Government's new apprenticeship levy, reports the Construction...
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BDA Welcomes New Members in May - 19th May 2016

The BDA's last Management meeting in May 2016 saw 8 new members being voted into the Association. This infusion of new members takes our ranks to 118 companies which is high as membership has been ...
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Your Industry Needs You! - 10th May 2016

Trade Associations take action in response to recent statements regarding the UK Ground Investigation industry.    Recently, industry representatives were told by a major client that the...
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Great Turn Out for Final Digital Data Seminar - 27th April 2016

Great Turn Out for Final Digital Data in Geotechnics Seminar in Glasgow The 3rd and final seminar in our Digital Data series took place on the 20th April, after the BDA's AGM. There were 6 presenta...
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Changes to CSCS Cards - 12th April 2016

CSCS is implementing a number of changes to the CSCS card scheme to comply with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) decision that the industry should specify and promote card schemes carrying ...
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New Noise Restrictions for London - 12th April 2016

NEW NOISE RESTRICTIONS IN WEST LONDON The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has adopted a new code of practice, which reduces the permitted hours for noisy works on sites within the borough a...
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HS2 Puts Its Weight Behind the BDA Audit - 6th April 2016

HS2 Puts Its Weight Behind the BDA Audit  As per clause 3.14.3 of the specification (ICE UK Specification for Ground Investigation) HS2 are now requiring all drilling support operatives and le...
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Government Finds Time to Update the National Infrastructure Plan - 5th April 2016

Treasury updates the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) reports Construction News     This latest update brings some significant changes, particularly when it comes to public and pr...
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Build UK & HCA Partner Up to Deliver Affordable Homes - 24th March 2016

Build UK is bringing together Government and industry to look at how development and housing in both the public and private sector can best be delivered. A positive meeting was held last month betwe...
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HSE Introduces New Number For Reporting RIDDOR's - 15th March 2016

RIDDORs - HSE's New telephone number for reporting incidents.   HSE has introduced an alternative 0345 phone number to report fatal and specified injuries, helping to cut the cost of tel...
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HSE Issues Guidance Document on Preventing Dermatitis - 15th March 2016

The HSE has issued new guidance on preventing contact dermatitis and urticaria at work.   This revised leaflet explains how you can protect your employees from skin problems (known as contact...
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Geotechnica March 2016 - 9th March 2016

Read about the BDA's  2016 Land Drilling Apprenticeship recruitment campaign and the new joint initiative being set up by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenviron...
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Land Drilling Apprentices Wanted - 2nd March 2016

2016 Land Drilling Apprentices - recruiting now!   The British Drilling Association is recruiting for Land Drilling Apprentices candidates for 2016/17.  The scheme has been a huge ...
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G E Awards Finalists Announced - 1st March 2016

G E Awards Finalists Announced Ground Engineering's editor Claire Smith commented: "The range of projects, initiatives and innovations within this year's entries clearly demonstrate that the UK geo...
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Contractors Experience Rising Labour costs as Outlook Remains Positive - 26th February 2016

CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCE RISING LABOUR COSTS AS OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE The first Build UK State of Trade survey has revealed a positive but stabilising picture of the prospects for Contractors. Whi...
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