The new members are hammer and drill-bit manufacturer Halco Brighouse, a subsidiary of Finland-based Robit; GE Solutions Consulting, a ground investigation, research and geotechnical design consultancy; ground investigation, laboratory testing and engineering consultancy PM Sampling; and cable percussion drilling company Tony Quinn Drilling.
The BDA says the addition of the new companies widens its membership considerably, and further towards one of its core aim of being able to fully represent the drilling industry at all levels – industry and government.
BDA chair Richard Fielden commented: “The unique skills and insight these companies have of the drilling sector will greatly enlarge the BDA’s knowledge base as well as allowing it to better represent the drilling industry, both within the sector and at a more strategic level as a specialist contractor in construction.
“As the BDA drives forward standards, innovation and critical issues such as best practice and health & safety, the input these new members bring to the Association will be invaluable.”
Membership of the BDA is open to enterprises such as companies, partnerships and sole traders, contractors that have proof their drilling operatives either have, or are registered to take, NVQ Land Drilling, Level 2, non-contracting suppliers and consultants.