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

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Cracking Warning Over Imported Rebar - 20th July 2015

Cracking warning over imported rebar The British Association of Reinforcement (BAR) has issued a revised guidance note on potential problems with imported rebar. The association is warning contrac...
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BDA Audited Personnel - 6th July 2015

You can now find a list of all audited Lead Drillers and Drillers published here on the BDA website. The data is updated regularly but is only valid on the date included on the PDF file. You may wis...
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Construction Accounted for a Quarter of All Workplace Fatalities to March 2015 - 3rd July 2015

Construction accounted for a quarter of all deaths at work in the year to March 2015, the Health and Safety Executive has said. HSE's annual figures for work-related fatal accidents showed 35 ...
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NSCC News - Merger and PQQ - 2nd July 2015

NSCC member organisations voted unanimously in favour of the merger with UKCG at the Council meeting on 24 June. Build UK, which will bring together 28 of the industry???s largest Main Contrac...
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Congratulations to BDA Member Van Elle, Specialist Contractor of the Year at Construction News Awards - 2nd July 2015

Congratulations to BDA member Van Elle who won Specialist Contractor of the Year 2015 at the recent Construction News awards ceremony.  ...
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Revised COSHH Essentials e-tool Launched - 22nd June 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched.  Improvements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (...
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Assessing Competence - GeoDrilling June 2015 - 15th June 2015

Peter Redford, the BDA's Training & Education committee chairman, says that the changes brought in with the relaunch of the BDA Audit will help ensure operator competency is maintained across th...
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News of Audit Relaunch in This Month's Geotechnica - 15th June 2015

One of the most exciting pieces of news broken recently in theGeotechnica is the relaunch of the BDA Audit. Max Soudain of Blackcap Communications takes a closer look at the new audit for the...
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BDA Chairman Speaks About the New NVQ Level 3 at Ground Engineering Conference - 19th May 2015

Ground Engineering's Claire Smith has published the following article about the BDA's Chairman's, Andrew Stevenson, recent key note presentation to the Ground Engineering conference. &nbs...
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BDA tackles skills shortage with apprentice initiative - 19th May 2015

Ground Engineering reports on the BDA's initiative to promote Apprenticeships to tackles skills shortage. See article below from 12 February, 2015 The British Drilling Association (BDA) has d...
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HSL Launch Safety Footwear Grip Rating - 13th May 2015

Slips and trips continue to be the biggest cause of workplace injuries so HSL (Health and Safety Laboratory) have launched a footwear rating scheme called GRIP that provides free information to health...
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Driving Licence Paper Counterpart is Being Abolished on 8th June 2015 - 13th May 2015

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details tha...
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Specialist Contractors Facing Severe Skills Shortages as Demand Soars - 11th May 2015

The number of Specialist Contractors struggling to recruit skilled labour is at its highest for 14 years according to the latest NSCC State of Trade Survey, following significant increases in both ...
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Proposed NSCC - UKCG merger Q & A Document - 23rd April 2015

Proposed NSCC - UKCG merger Q & A Document The BDA is a member of the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) which represents over 30 trade associations / federations in the specialist ...
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Call for experts to draft a new version of Eurocode 7 - 23rd April 2015

  Call for experts to draft a new version of Eurocode 7  CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes has developed a work programme, supported by the European Commission, in response to Mandate M/5...
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