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

BDA Press Releases / News

Well Done to Jon Christie - 26th February 2016

Jon Christie - BAM Ritchies' HSQE Compliance Co-ordinator has been voted into the chair of the Safety, Standards and Technical Committee of the British Drilling Association.  Jon is a vibrant,...
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Debris Found on Tube Train Roof After Drilling Damaged Tunnel Roof - 25th February 2016

Drilling Damages Underground Tunnel Causing Debris to Fall to Fall onto Tube Train BBC News is reporting that a lump of concrete has been found on the roof of a Central Line Tube train, the da...
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CITB's Construction Skills Network Forecast Showed a Strong Return to Growth Last Year - 11th February 2016

Last year's Construction Skills Network forecast showed a strong return to growth and this year's report shows that it is set to continue right through to 2020.   The report, still the...
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CITB to Cut Staff by 30% in Fight for Survival - 11th February 2016

CITB is to cut 450 jobs by 2018. The move will see staff numbers drop to 950 by 2018 from the current level of around 1,400, reports the Construction Enquirer. The move is part of a three...
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Major Contractors Target Health and Wellbeing - 22nd January 2016

The bosses of more than 150 contractors have signed up to prioritising health and wellbeing in the workplace. Workplace ill health costs construction more than 69,000 lost days a year. Firms ...
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Dando Drilling Feature in Great Railway Journeys - 15th January 2016

Dando Drilling Feature in Great Railway Journeys Martin Fitch Roy of Dando Drilling tells Michael Portillo how Victorian drilling engineers defended residents from cholera in the 1800's.  htt...
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Welcome New BDA Members - 4th January 2016

We cordially welcome our new BDA members Sandvik Construction and Soils Ltd. At our recent Management meeting in December we accepted 2 new members, Sandvik Construction and Soils Ltd, in...
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Does 2016 Spell the Start of a Long Term Industry Boom? - 4th January 2016

Does 2016 Spell the Start of a Long Term Industry Boom? The Construction Enquirer is reporting that  a leading construction expert is calling on the industry to start to invest in the future a...
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Shocking Video Shows Result of 11Kv Cable Strike - 21st December 2015

 Huge explosion following 11Kv cable strike. Two men received severe burns and are lucky to be alive after striking an 11,000v cable whilst breaking out bricks around a manhole chamber. Read ...
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Construction Workers 100 Times More Likely to Die From an Occupational Disease Than an Accident - 17th December 2015

Construction Workers 100 Times More Likely to Die From an Occupational Disease Than an Accident  Major construction companies are to hold a health talks in January to improve industry standard...
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UK Accident Statistics 2014-15 - 17th December 2015

Over the last 40 years the BDA along with many other organisations has been campaigning to raise standards and improve workplace safety. Across all sectors there has been an 86% drop in the number ...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year - 17th December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year  ...
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Chalk mine remediation by Ritchies wins 2015 Fleming Award - 10th December 2015

Chalk mine remediation by Ritchies wins 2015 Fleming Award Judges at last night's Fleming Award event commented the project team that delivered the remediation of Chalk mines in Chantry Lane i...
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Driller Loses Fingers in Unguarded Rig - 8th December 2015

Driller Loses Fingers in Unguarded Rig A quarry company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers after coming into contact with a drill fitted to a hydraulic excavator at a dimension stone...
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CDM Reg's Could Be Watered Down - 3rd December 2015

The recently revamped CDM regulations could be watered-down under the latest Government blitz on red tape. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched a new Cutting Red Ta...
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