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

BDA Press Releases / News

Merry Christmas to All of Our Members and Associates - 20th December 2016

Merry Christmas to All of Our Members and Associates    Best regards from Keith, Jo and all of the BDA committee members...
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Construction One of Biggest Driver of Social Mobility - 20th December 2016

Construction industry is one of the most significant drivers of social mobility in the UK. A new report from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) highlights the role that construction pl...
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New Member - SWR Group - Dec 2016 - 15th December 2016

 New Member - SWR Group Ltd  The BDA is very pleased to welcome another new member, SWR Group Ltd to our ever swelling ranks.  We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship an...
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Get Ready for CSCS SmartCard Audit - 15th December 2016

Get Ready for CSCS SmartCard Audit Build UK, in partnership with CECA, will be carrying out a CSCS Smartcard audit across Contractor member's construction sites on 8 February 2017. For the fir...
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BDA Welcomes New Members - 9th December 2016

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to welcome a number of new members, who have joined the Association in recent months. New members include: Steel Wire Ropes Group Ltd (SWR Ltd); AEC...
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Safety Breach Fines up 89% for Construction Companies - 25th November 2016

SMEs hurt most by HSE guideline changes after fines rise by 89%, reports Construction News Construction health and safety fines have rocketed by 89 per cent after the introduction of the Healt...
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Joint AGS/BDA Survey Reveals Worrying Knowledge of Industry Working Standards - 25th November 2016

Early results of a survey of the UK ground investigation industry, run jointly by The Association of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Specialists (AGS) and The British Drilling Association (BDA), ...
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Instrumentation and Monitoring Conference March 2017 - 22nd November 2016

Now in its 8th year, the Instrumentation and Monitoring conference takes place on 29-30 March 2017 and it's the premier UK gathering for professionals involved in or increasingly using monitoring as...
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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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