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

BDA Press Releases / News

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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John Litten RIP 19-08-2016 - 5th September 2016

ESG regret to inform that John Litten, Principle Engineer in Southam, died unexpectedly in the early hours of Friday 19 August.  John had shown no signs of being unwell in the days prior to ...
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What Can I Legally Tow? - 1st September 2016

What Can I Legally Tow?  If you're looking to tow on a standard driving licence  (category B) what you can tow depends on when your driving licence was issued. Licences issued before 1 J...
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BDA-AGS Industry Survey and Position Paper - 9th August 2016

BDA-AGS Industry Survey Extended to 31st August   The BDA and AGS 'Task Force'  have produced a "Position Paper" which sets out the current "official" standards recognised by both A...
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Build UK Calls for Delay in Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy - 8th August 2016

Build UK Calls for Delay in Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy  As a result of delays in Government issuing further information on the operation of the Apprenticeship Levy, Build UK inten...
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SEPA Consults on Geothermal and Deep Borehole Requirements - 8th August 2016

SEPA consults on geothermal and deep boreholes Scottish Environmental Protection Agency is asking for comments on 2 public consultation areas  CAR Licences for Deep Boreholes - Informati...
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Apprenticeship Levy - How Will it Work in Scotland, Wales & NI - 1st August 2016

How will the new Apprenticeship Levy work in Scotland, Wales & NI? The Apprenticeship Levy applies to employers across the UK, but only employers in England will receive funding through th...
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