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

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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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Welcome to the BDA - 6th August 2015

At our recent Management meetings we welcomed 7 new members into the Association. Our newest members are: Dart & Co Ltd First Insurance Solutions Ltd  Highwater (Scotland) Ltd  H...
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The Revamped BDA Audit Proves Successful - 5th August 2015

The BDA is seeing increased demand for the Audit scheme following the revamp and relaunch in June 2015.   In 2000, the Land Drilling NVQ Level II qualification for Lead Drillers and Dr...
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National Apprenticeship Levy Call CITB System Into Question - 20th July 2015

 CITB Levy in Question Construction News is Reporting That:- 'Simpler and clearer' national apprenticeship levy calls CITB system into question 15 July, 2015 | By Jack Simpson The CI...
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