One of UK construction’s leading female voices has become the chair of a major organisation which represents and supports the industry.

Julie White, the managing director of D-Drill & Sawing – which has offices across the country and specialises in diamond drilling and concrete sawing services – is the new chair of Build UK, succeeding Paul Cossell from ISG Ltd. Over the past decade-and-a-half, Julie has become one of the most recognised faces and voices in […]

Operatives Wanted Throughout The UK

Diamond Drilling & Sawing operatives of all skill levels required for vacancys throughout the UK Please contact the DSA office for further information

NVQ Achiever`s

List of candidates achieving the Level 2 Diamond Drilling & Sawing NVQ.

Mental Health First Aid

Course AimAn in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that could affect the wellbeingPractical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issuesConfidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distressEnhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listeningKnowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – […]

What Is ESG and Why Is It Important?

Environmental, social and governance have become common reporting standards for all businesses. Alex Minett, Head of Product, CHAS explores what they are and why they’re important to your business. ESG stands for environmental, social and governance. When used in ‌a place of work, ESG criteria means all the factors that a business should consider that […]

Is a more climate-resilient future on your horizon?

Consumer pressure for more climate-neutral, sustainable options has been growing for several years – to the point where, as of March 2022, nearly 90% of Gen X consumers 1 said they would be willing to spend an extra 10% or more for sustainable products. Deloitte reported in 2021 that 28% of UK consumers had even […]

Telematics technology firm ABAX reports the UK has the highest usage of tracking units on plant and machinery across its European portfolio

UK construction businesses clocked up 13 million hours of tool and equipment monitoring with tracking technology and recorded a 278% increase in use of equipment and tool tracking. Machinery and equipment theft continues to plague the UK with a survey by the Chartered Institute of Building reporting that 92% of construction companies claiming they are directly affected […]


A leading figure from the construction sector has been selected by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be part of a Business Council to help asset the UK as the best place in the world to do business. Julie White, managing director of Coventry-based D-Drill – with further offices across the UK – will be part […]

How to hold a disciplinary – free guide for members

For most businesses, the past year has brought up some unique people challenges. With having to adapt working styles and communicate their policies surrounding tricky areas such as testing and vaccinations (plus keep up to date with COVID-secure measures), we know that many businesses have struggled with the complex HR issues involved. If you are […]

CHAS Discount for Members

The DSA have now set up a partnership with CHAS, association members can gain discounts on all packages including the Common Assessment Standard. New clients will receive a 20% discount and renewals will receive 10% Discount codes can be provided by the DSA office.