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

BDA Press Releases / News

Government Finds Time to Update the National Infrastructure Plan - 5th April 2016

Treasury updates the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) reports Construction News     This latest update brings some significant changes, particularly when it comes to public and pr...
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Build UK & HCA Partner Up to Deliver Affordable Homes - 24th March 2016

Build UK is bringing together Government and industry to look at how development and housing in both the public and private sector can best be delivered. A positive meeting was held last month betwe...
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HSE Introduces New Number For Reporting RIDDOR's - 15th March 2016

RIDDORs - HSE's New telephone number for reporting incidents.   HSE has introduced an alternative 0345 phone number to report fatal and specified injuries, helping to cut the cost of tel...
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HSE Issues Guidance Document on Preventing Dermatitis - 15th March 2016

The HSE has issued new guidance on preventing contact dermatitis and urticaria at work.   This revised leaflet explains how you can protect your employees from skin problems (known as contact...
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Geotechnica March 2016 - 9th March 2016

Read about the BDA's  2016 Land Drilling Apprenticeship recruitment campaign and the new joint initiative being set up by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenviron...
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Land Drilling Apprentices Wanted - 2nd March 2016

2016 Land Drilling Apprentices - recruiting now!   The British Drilling Association is recruiting for Land Drilling Apprentices candidates for 2016/17.  The scheme has been a huge ...
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G E Awards Finalists Announced - 1st March 2016

G E Awards Finalists Announced Ground Engineering's editor Claire Smith commented: "The range of projects, initiatives and innovations within this year's entries clearly demonstrate that the UK geo...
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Contractors Experience Rising Labour costs as Outlook Remains Positive - 26th February 2016

CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCE RISING LABOUR COSTS AS OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE The first Build UK State of Trade survey has revealed a positive but stabilising picture of the prospects for Contractors. Whi...
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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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