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Draft of New CDM Guidance Published - 14th January 2015

New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. This draft is on the legal requirements for CDM 2015.  It's being made available...
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Richard "Dick" Morris RIP - 7th January 2015

The BDA office recently learned that our 2nd Chairman, Richard "Dick" Morris died just before Christmas last year.  Dick was involved with BDA from its conception in 1976 and was our 2nd Chair...
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Changes to CDM Reg's 2015 - 6th January 2015

Changes to Construction Design and Management Regulations Revised Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM Regs) will come into force from 6 April 2015 and will affect the roles an...
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Revised Edition of LOLER ACOP published Dec 2014 - 6th January 2015

A revised edition of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 - Approved Code of Practice and guidance was published in December 2014. This edition brings the document up ...
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Skills Shortage in Construction Sector - 10th December 2014

The UK's chronic skills shortage is hampering productivity and holding back the economic recovery, business leaders believe. Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Conf...
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New Tacho Rules in 2015 - 8th December 2014

From 2 March 2015, a new European regulation EU 165/2014  will replace EEC 3821/85, setting out requirements for the construction, installation, use, testing and control of tachograph reco...
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Revision of BS5930 Available for Public Comment - 2nd December 2014

The revision of BS5930 Draft for Public Comment (DPC) was posted earlier this week. The consultation period started Monday (1 Dec) and lasts for two months. The mechanism for commenting i...
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Design and Build Magazine - 1st December 2014

The BDA is not affiliated in any way with Design and Build magazine. Please be assured that no one from the BDA office (Keith or Joanne) would contact you to sell products for a third party. If yo...
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Advertising on the BDA website - 28th November 2014

BDA Corporate Members are invited to advertise on the BDA Website. The website receives over 4,000 hits a month and advertising on the site is a major opportunity for your company to reach the marke...
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New Safety Alerts - 25th November 2014

New safety alerts have been added to our Safety section including a fine for a piling company after a worker suffered serious injuries and an alert from HSE regarding acetylene welding equipment car...
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New York Subway Drilling Incident - 5th November 2014

An incident, similar to the London Underground near miss last year, occurred on 31st October 2014 in the New York Subway at 12 noon. A 10 inch auger drilled through the subway tunnel and nearly col...
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BDA Annual Awards Dinner 2014 - 13th October 2014

The BDA's Annual Awards were presented at our dinner dance in Manchester on 11th October 2014 in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award (Bill Robertson Trophy) - 2014 Winner - Bill Br...
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Richard Braithwaite - 29th September 2014

Richard Braithwaite, aged 69, BDA Chairman 1985-87, passed away peacefully on Thursday 25th September 2014  at the Community Hospital, Lochgilphead, Argyll. Richard had been an in-patient for s...
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BS EN 16228 Published 31st August 2014 - 19th September 2014

BS EN 16228 Drilling and foundation equipment -Safety, has now been published and all 7 parts are available  from the BSi shop using the following links: Part 1: Common requirements ...
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New CSCS Cards Have Immediate Impact - 17th September 2014

New CSCS Cards Have Immediate Impact   Changes to CSCS cards relevant to new entrants and labourers which were introduced on the 1 July 2014 are already having a positive impact on the indust...
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