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

BDA Press Releases / News

The BDA Welcomes Another New Member - Aspin Foundations Ltd - 18th November 2016

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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Interim Results of BDA/AGS Survey Published - 15th November 2016

 Interim Results of BDA/AGS Survey Published Many thanks to all of you that took the time to fill in the geotechnical industry survey. With nearly 600 responses we have been working hard ...
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BDA Charity Dinner Celebrates Excellence and Raises Over 4000GBP for Charities - 11th November 2016

The British Drilling Association's (BDA) recent Annual Dinner Dance, which was held this year in Nottingham, has been hailed a tremendous success raising over £4000 for its chosen charities, a...
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Key Health and Safety Statistics 2015-16 - 7th November 2016

Key health and safety statistics Great Britain (2015/16)   1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014) 1...
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Drilling contractor and client fined after mast strikes power line - 7th November 2016

Worker suffered life-changing injuries following an overhead power line strike in 2014 On 29 April 2014 an employee of T.W. Page & Son Ltd, was operating the controls of a lorry mounted dr...
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NCE Tunnelling Conference - 4th November 2016

The BDA is pleased to be supporting the New Civil Engineer's 10th annual Tunnelling Summit, which takes place on 7-8 December this year and brings together the leaders of the tunnelling industry to ...
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Sub-Contractors Wait Time for Payment Increases Again - 24th October 2016

Sub-Contractors Wait Time for Payment Increases Again, reports Construction News.   Subcontractors are made to wait an average of 56 days before receiving payment from the UK's largest constr...
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CPCS Card Review - 24th October 2016

Review of CPCS cards underway   A review of the construction plant skills card scheme (CPCS) is currently ongoing and could see it offloaded by CITB   The scheme is currently owned by ...
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Construction Must Modernise or Die - Farmer Review - 19th October 2016

Construction industry must 'Modernise or Die' reports Construction News on the Farmer Review   For years it has battled with low margins, poor productivity and fragmentation, the consequences...
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BDA Issues new Guidance Document - The Operation of Cable Percussion Rigs & Equipment - 17th October 2016

The British Drilling Association (BDA) has issued a new Guidance Document titled - The Operation of Cable Percussion Rigs & Equipment - an update to its oldest publication and which raises the b...
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United Utilities Bans CP Drilling After Driller Loses Thumb - 11th October 2016

United Utilities Bans CP Drilling After Driller Loses Thumb Whilst CP drilling was in progress when it appears the winch cable left the constraints of the winch mast and came in contact with the dr...
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The British Drilling Association Celebrates the 'Big Four-O' - 6th October 2016

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is using the milestone to take a reflective look at its many achievements, which have progressed the profil...
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London Mayor wants HGV ban by 2020 - 6th October 2016

Plans to ban HGVs from London by 2020 could hinder road safety and new construction work.  Plans to ban HGVs from London by 2020 could hinder road safety and new construction work reports The ...
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CL:AIRE Publishes Guidance for Working With Asbestos in Soil - 30th September 2016

 CL:AIRE publishes Asbestos in Soil Guidance (CAR-SOIL TM)   CL:AIRE has published the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials...
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BSI Launches New Standard For Measuring Whilst Drilling - BS EN ISO 22476-15:2016 - 8th September 2016

BSI Launches New Standard For Measuring Whilst Drilling - BS EN ISO 22476-15:2016 This part of ISO 22476 specifies the technical principles for measuring equipment requirements, the execution ...
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