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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 exhibited at GEODRILLING 2011 - 9th June 2011

The Geodrilling Show & Conference was held at East of England Showground, Peterborough, on 7th & 8th June 2011. BDA, which was a sponsor, enjoyed meeting its members and many others from the...
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BDA awarded ConstructionSkills grant for Geothermal Drilling - 20th March 2011

BDA has been awarded a substantial grant from ConstructionSkills, the sector skills training body, to develop a UKAS certification scheme for enterprises that carry out geothermal drilling for groun...
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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to increase demand for drilling - 10th March 2011

On March 10th 2011 UK government announced the long awaited RHI details. The RHI tariff scheme, which is supported by £860m of public funding, will provide payments for 20 years for eligible r...
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New British Standards - 21st January 2011

In October 2010 the latest amendment to BS 5930 was published - BS 5930:1999 + Amendment 2:2010 Code of practice for site investigations. This replaces all previous editions of this Standard and is ...
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BDA Dinner Dance - 6th November 2010

Held at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, this yet again proved that the BDA can party. Some 180 members and guests enjoyed a marvellous evening and raised £4,126.84 for the Midlands b...
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EN 791 Drill Rig Safety Standard - 11th October 2010

EN 791 the 1995 Standard for Drill rig safety has been undergoing revision for over 2 years. The European Committee responsible for the revision reached a milestone at its last meeting in Paris at t...
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BDA developing Land Drilling Sector Accreditation Scheme - 23rd August 2010

The need for enterprises that carry out ground investigation to become certified is shortly to be contained within new British Standards (BS 22475-2 and 22475-3). Read more in the BDA August Newslette...
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New Guidance / Standards for Ground Source Heating - 10th August 2010

Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) and Environment Agency (EA) are preparing new standards and guidance for best practice in the ground source heating sector. What is happening should be read...
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BDA AGM & Financial Results - 9th June 2010

The BDA's Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 19th May at MacDonald Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston. Financial results for 2009 were presented and sadly reflected what many members are also ex...
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Eurocode 7. Is awareness now developing - 20th May 2010

Eurocode 7 affects everyone in geotechnical work. Do you carry out sampling, coring, SPT testing? You need to read our BDA May Newsletter. Also see Standards. ...
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Inclined Drilling. Protection against Rotating Parts - 6th May 2010

A BDA working party with the assistance of the Health & Safety Executive has produced a joint statement regarding the requirement under legislation to prevent access to rotating parts on inclined ...
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Skills Shortage in Construction Sector Holding Back Economy - 10th December 2005

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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The BDA Welcomes Another New Member - Aspin Foundations Ltd - 18th November 2005

The BDA welcomes another new member.  The BDA takes great pleasure in welcoming another new member - Aspin Foundations Ltd to our growing Association. We look forward to a long and fruitful r...
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New CSCS Cards - 17th September 2005

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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