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

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Piling Firm Fined by HSE for Lack of Rig Guard - 12th October 2015

A specialist piling contractor has been fined after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a safety guard around the rotating auger.  The piling rig that did not have a gu...
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BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for ground investigations - 5th October 2015

BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for ground investigations -  came into effect on 31 July 2015. This British Standard supersedes BS 5930:1999+A2:2010, which is withdrawn.   BS 5930:2015 is ...
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MAJOR CHANGES TO CSCS CRO CARDS - 1st October 2015

MAJOR CHANGES TO CSCS CRO CARDS CSCS is introducing changes to its Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card from 1 October 2015 which will pave the way for its withdrawal by 2017. The key o...
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Major infrastructure projects are threatened by the UK's skills shortage - 29th September 2015

National Infrastructure Plan for Skills raises fears over industry's ability to deliver major projects, reports Construction News 29 September, 2015 | By Tom Fitzpatrick  Major infr...
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Is Your Driller Competent? - 29th September 2015

The BDA Audit delivers a scheme specifically for the UK drilling industry that confirms individuals working in the industry sector have the necessary training and qualifications.   The BDA Au...
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Non Road Mobile Machinery - London - 29th September 2015

As of 1st September 2015 the Greater London Authority (GLA) will introduced new regulations designed to reduce off- road diesel emissions.    These Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) regu...
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The Utility Strike Avoidance Group Launches Revised Website - 28th September 2015

The Utility Strike Avoidance Group (USAG)  The Utility Strike Avoidance Group (USAG) website has now been updated and the working groups section is now live and accepting new working grou...
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Construction News Specialist Awards 2016 - 18th September 2015

Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year - Construction News Specialists Awards 2016 Deadline Extended to 25th Sept 2015   Click HERE to enter    This category aims to recog...
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BDA Golf Day 2015 - 14th September 2015

The BDA's recent golf day was a great success. We had another great turn out for our annual golf day at the fabulous Woodsome Hall GC and the sun put in a welcome appearance. The winners were: Th...
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Latest News From Build UK - 10th September 2015

Read the latest news from Build UK including: Construction News Specialists Awards 2016 has been extended until Friday 25 September Major Changes to CSCS CRO Cards  Safer Lorry Scheme for Lo...
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Brian Henry - RIP - 8th September 2015

Brian Henry - RIP It is with sadness that we have learnt of the recent death of Brian Henry. Brian was involved in the drilling industry all his working life and has very sadly died at the age of ...
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Build UK Launched 1st Sept 2015 - 2nd September 2015

Build UK Launched 1st September 2015 Build UK brings together 27 of the industry's largest Main Contractors and 40 leading Trade Associations representing 11,500 Specialist Contractors, puttin...
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CITB: Apprenticeships levy consultation statement - 27th August 2015

Apprenticeships levy consultation statement CITB statement in response to today's apprenticeship levy consultation. Steve Radley, CITB Director of Policy said: "Today BIS has launched its consulta...
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BDA Industry Awards 2015 - 11th August 2015

It is time to think about the great and good within our industry again. The BDA's Annual Awards that will be presented at our dinner dance in Edinburgh on 17th October 2015 in the following categ...
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NVQ Land Drilling Review Proves a Great Triumph - 6th August 2015

NVQ Review The BDA, along with industry experts, has recently taken part in a major review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) that form the framework of the NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling.&...
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