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

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NSCC/UKCG Possible Merger - 27th March 2015

Over the last 12 months, NSCC and UKCG have found that they share a common position on a range of issues and both organisations recognise that the key to a successful industry is trust within the supp...
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BDA Audit Revision 2015 - 27th March 2015

The Training and Education Committee has carried out a root and branch review of the BDA Audit to ensure that it is fit for purpose and that it is providing the rigour expected from a BDA assessment...
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BDA Management Committee Election 2015 - 27th March 2015

We are pleased to announce that the successful candidates at this year's Management Committee were Keith Spires of Equipe and Richard Fielden of WJ Groundwater. Welcome on board guys!    ...
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BDA Health & Safety Manual - 2015 - 27th March 2015

The BDA's main safety document and the essential manual for anyone connected with drilling, including clients and consulting engineers, has been fully revised for 2015. As part of your benefit pack...
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CDM Reg's 2015 - 25th March 2015

CDM 2015 The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) come into force on 6 April 2015. The draft HSE and industry guidance produced in January 2015, and listed below, is bei...
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Major project bidders forced to back skills training - 25th March 2015

Major project bidders forced to back skills training  Contractors bidding for major government infrastructure projects will have to provide evidence of their commitment to developing skil...
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NSCC Fair Payment Campaign - 5th March 2015

The BDA is an active member of the NSCC and supports their Fair Payment Campaign  The NSCC Fair Payment Campaign is designed to improve payment practices in the construction industry. With bac...
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Populating the website Members' Area - 5th March 2015

All BDA members are reminded that the Members' area of the website is available to you to include extended details about your Company, the services you offer, qualifications of your staff and d...
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New BDA Members Feb 2015 - 20th February 2015

At our recent Management meeting we welcomed 3 new members into the Association. Our newest members are: Alba Dewatering Services Ltd who design, supply and install groundwater control systems Boo...
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Latest News from NSCC - 30th January 2015

Latest News from NSCC Newsline End of CSCS Provisional Card for CSO Cardholders From 31 January 2015, the CSCS Provisional card will no longer be available to individuals who hold the old Con...
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Are You Fit To Drive? New Drug Drive Law March 2015 - 20th January 2015

The new drug driving law that comes into force on 2 March 2015 will make it easier for the police to tackle those who drive after taking illegal drugs or abuse medicinal drugs. Download an informat...
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Rotating Parts - Revised HSE Guidance - 20th January 2015

Revised HSE publication - Prevention of entanglement on rotating parts of drilling & piling rigs The replacement to SIM 01/2011/04 on the above subject has now been published on the HSE website...
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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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