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

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CSCS Cards - 6000 Construction Workers Will Need to Re-Take Health and Safety Tests - 10th November 2015

Six thousand construction workers will have to resit health and safety exams after widespread cheating was discovered in the system, reports the Construction Enquirer. The CITB has confirmed t...
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BDA Members Raise 4400 Pounds For Children's Hospices - 9th November 2015

BDA Members Raise £4400 For Children's Hospices. A big thank you to everyone who donated money to CHAS (Children's Hospice Association Scotland) at our recent Dinner Dance. It is a fabulous ...
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Contractors Could Be Hit With Huge Fines For Corporate Manslaughter - 5th November 2015

Major contractors convicted of corporate manslaughter after site deaths could face fines of more than £20m. New sentencing guidelines were introduced this week, which could see firms with &po...
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Small contractors facing BIM ban from public jobs - 3rd November 2015

Small contractors facing BIM ban from public jobs More than half of small contractors are not ready for the introduction of BIM Level 2 and face being frozen out of Government contracts A recent s...
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BDA Annual Awards 2015 - 29th October 2015

 And the winner is ............ The BDA's awards ceremony was held on the 17th October at The Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh. The winners were: 1. Collaboration Award  Collaboration Awar...
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CSCS Card Fraud at Testing Centres - 29th October 2015

A Newsnight investigation has uncovered fraud at some CSCS test centres. CITB have given the BDA the following statement: "On Monday, we learned that for several months, Newsnight have been conduc...
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CDM 2015 FAQ's - 22nd October 2015

The HSE has published a web page of frequently asked questions FAQ's on the recently revised CDM regulations.  Click here to view the HSE's web page ...
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Latest News from Build UK Oct 2015 - 20th October 2015

Latest News from Build UK Newsline Operation Magnify Targets Illegal Working in Construction The Home Office has recently launched Operation Magnify to target businesses that employ a...
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A Great Night Out at the BDA 2015 Dinner Dance - 19th October 2015

The BDA's annual charity dinner dance took place on Saturday 17th Oct 2015 at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh with over 200 guests in attendance. The top notch food was accompanied by stunning t...
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Recycling firm fined 200,000 pounds after employee struck by telehandler - 15th October 2015

Recycling firm fined £200,000 after employee struck by telehandler A national recycling firm was fined after an employee was struck by a 7.5 tonne telehandler.  Preston Crown Court hear...
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Civils Firm Faces Fines of up to 400,000 Pounds for Employing Illegal Workers - 15th October 2015

Civils Firm Faces Fines of up to £400,000 for Employing Illegal Workers  Twenty illegal workers have been arrested after being found working at a construction site on the Capenhurst powe...
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Piling Firm Fined by HSE for Lack of Rig Guard - 12th October 2015

A specialist piling contractor has been fined after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a safety guard around the rotating auger.  The piling rig that did not have a gu...
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BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for ground investigations - 5th October 2015

BS 5930:2015 Code of practice for ground investigations -  came into effect on 31 July 2015. This British Standard supersedes BS 5930:1999+A2:2010, which is withdrawn.   BS 5930:2015 is ...
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MAJOR CHANGES TO CSCS CRO CARDS - 1st October 2015

MAJOR CHANGES TO CSCS CRO CARDS CSCS is introducing changes to its Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card from 1 October 2015 which will pave the way for its withdrawal by 2017. The key o...
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Major infrastructure projects are threatened by the UK's skills shortage - 29th September 2015

National Infrastructure Plan for Skills raises fears over industry's ability to deliver major projects, reports Construction News 29 September, 2015 | By Tom Fitzpatrick  Major infr...
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