We are the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture/supply drilling rigs & equipment, or supply services to the geotechnical and ground investigation industry. Our members cover: ground investigation; mineral exploration; water-well activities; ground consolidation; quarry drilling; geothermal drilling; directional drilling; ground anchors; piling; laboratory testing; training; specialist insurance services; geotechnical consultancy; drilling rig & equipment supply. We do not however include drilling for oil and gas.
Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC)
The SiLC Register scheme was launched by the Urban Task Force in 1999, to recognise the skills of those working in the broader land condition sector. A registered SiLC is a senior practitioner who has a broad awareness, knowledge and understanding of land condition issues, providing impartial and professional advice in their field of expertise. Entry to SiLC is gained through examination, which is held bi-annually.
The SiLC Register brings together professionals from a broad range of backgrounds who advise on land condition matters, and is run and administered by a Professional and Technical Panel (PTP) which comprises representatives from the supporting professional bodies. The PTP develops and implements the registration process and is the ruling committee for individual registrations. SiLC is administered by Forum Court Associates.