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

BDA Press Releases / News

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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Changes to CDM Regulations Confirmed - 17th September 2014

Changes to CDM Regulations Confirmed   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released the outcome of its consultation on proposals to revise the Construction (Design and Management) Regul...
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RoGEP Update June 2014 - 10th September 2014

UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (UK RoGEP)      Update June 2014   Are you a Ground Engineer applying for Chartership or are you recently Chartered? A si...
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Free Geothermal Drilling Training 22nd Sept 2014 - 15th August 2014

The BDA offers you this major opportunity to send delegates to a free of charge one day Geothermal Drilling training course taking place on Monday 22nd September. The course is primarily des...
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BDA Annual Awards 2014 - 13th August 2014

We have extended the deadline for getting your award nominations in so you still have time to put someone or something forward that has shone this year.  The BDA's Annual Awards that will be p...
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BDA Management Committee Meeting - 13th August 2014

The next BDA Management Committee meeting will be held at the Castle Donnington Manor Hotel at 2pm on Wednesday the 8th October. A full range of topical industry items will be discussed.  ...
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BDA & AGS to work more closely - 17th July 2014

Representatives from the AGS and the BDA Officers and Secretariat met on Thursday 17th July 2014 to discuss working more closely together, as they had done in the not-so-distant past. The AGS and the ...
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The new BDA website - an update - 15th July 2014

Our website designers Fat Media have completed the update of the website so that our members directory is now far more flexible in terms of search options. You can now search by keyword, activities...
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Driving Innovation Seminar - 11th July 2014

The first in our Driving Innovation series of seminars happened in London at the Geological Society on Thursday 11 July 2014. Delegates were treated to contributions from our keynote speaker Tim Cha...
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HSE Construction Site Blitz - 27th June 2014

HSE is concerned that for every fatal accident in the construction industry, it is estimated that a worker is at least 100 times more likely to die from a disease caused or made worse by their work....
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PAS 128 Launch - 17th June 2014

The new Publically Available Specification (PAS) 128 is being officially launched on 30th June 2014 with a free lecture ( at the I...
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2014 BDA Dinner Dance - 20th May 2014

The BDA are pleased to announce that our annual Dinner Dance will be held on 11th October 2014 at the Mecure Manchester Piccadilly, International Suite. This year's event event is being...
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