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Land Drilling Apprentices Wanted

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 success, mentoring drilling support operatives through all aspects of Land Drilling and on to the award of the NVQ level 2 in Land Drilling, as a multi skilled Lead Driller.

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Safety Alerts on the BDA website

We regularly update our Safety Alerts with both BDA and other safety alerts from the industry, useful for those in drilling and related activities.

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CITB Forecast Strong Growth 

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.

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Contractors Target Health & Wellbeing

The bosses of more than 150 contractors have signed up to prioritising health and wellbeing in the workplace.
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Well Done to Jon Christie

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.
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Drilling Debris on Tube Train Roof 

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 day after contractors drilled a hole through the tunnel roof.
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Latest Events


Digital Data Seminar Glasgow

Book now to hear more about how the digital data produced by the geotechnical sector can interact with BIM systems. At the Lighthouse, Glasgow on the 20th April 2016.

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BDA Dinner Dance 2016 Nottingham

The prestigious BDA Dinner Dance and Industry Awards will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Nottingham on the 22 October 2016. Book your table now.

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BDA AGM - 20th April 2016

A date for your diary. The BDA will be holding its AGM in Glasgow on the 20th April 2016.

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Driller's Training Day, 16th May 2016

Are your drilling staff up to speed with the latest industry developments? Would you like them to be better informed and able to utilise new technology and techniques to improve productivity? 
Do you want them to be better motivated and have a more diverse skill set to take on more responsibility?
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Committed to Improving Standards in Health & Safety, Quality of Workmanship and Technical Proficiency for the Benefit of the Drilling Industry and its Clients.

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