Applies to IPENZ members and Chartered Professional Engineers. Review of Code recommended by Canterbury Earthquakes Royal. IPENZ has released an essential document for the engineering profession which covers the codes of ethicial conduct within the work delivered. The Code of Ethical Conduct sets out engineers’ ethical obligations. Chartered Professional Engineers are expected to meet these obligations, which reflect the .
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Read it to understand why ethics is at the core of engineering practice and how ethical practice is vital to your reputation.
What consultation was carried out in developing the revised Code? Engineers have a new obligation to report potential adverse consequences.
This means that they must take action if they observe an engineering matter of concern. Our ethics are based on professional competence, personal integrity and social responsibility.
Code of Ethical Conduct | Engineering New Zealand
We have made a number of changes to our complaints process. The new Code contains two key changes from the existing Code: We expect more changes to be made. The Code sets out expectations for behaviour to ensure professional engineers discharge their duties to the public and to each other.
We also consulted with engineering firms, members of the legal profession and consumer representatives. Were the changes in this Code prompted by criticism of engineers around the Christchurch earthquakes? NZ shares follow Australian shares higher, up 4. As part of that review we have already made improvements to the way we manage complaints to create a more robust, proportionate and efficient complaints resolution process.
This is part of a suite of changes we are currently making to our complaints process to ensure it is robust, transparent and fair. Ethical Paywall Licensed Orgs. Engineers who have qualified as Chartered Professional Engineers are also subject to the Code.
While these two Codes are different documents, this review has made their content identical. Members of Engineering New Zealand are subject to the Code and commit to it each year. Engineers who are registered as Chartered Professional Engineers are also subject to a separate but identical Code. We have a dedicated team responsible for responding to concerns to ensure they are dealt with appropriately and efficiently. Become a member Login. This will depend very much on the circumstances.
This revision aligns these two Codes. We hold our engineers accountable for their work on behalf of the New Zealand public. The Code does not apply to these people.
A complete review of the whole complaints and discipline system is underway. If this Code had been in place previously, would it have stopped events like the CTV building collapse and Pike River? For example, if they become aware of potential design flaws in a building under construction, or poor construction practices that threaten health and safety. What should I do if I have concerns about an engineer? They can also disclose confidential information if asked by a court of law.
The Code of Ethical Conduct is the backbone of what it means to be a professional engineer. The Code stipulates that engineers must give the parties concerned a chance to respond before they disclose the confidential information. Under the Code, engineers can disclose confidential information where significant adverse consequences are likely for public health and safety or the environment. The Chartered Professional Engineers Code was drafted in Does the Code apply to all engineers in New Zealand?
Does the requirement to report adverse consequences mean engineers will break confidentiality?
Take reasonable steps to safeguard health and safety Have regard to effects on environment Report adverse consequences Act competently Behave appropriately Inform others of consequences of not following advice Ipehz confidentiality Report breach of Code All members of Engineering New Zealand are subject to the Code and commit to it each year.
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Code of Ethical Conduct
People who use Scoop for work need to be licensed through a ScoopPro subscription under this model, they also get access to exclusive news tools. Our engineers support the obligations in the revised Code. Business Headlines Sci-Tech Headlines. One change is that members cannot avoid our disciplinary processes by resigning their membership. We have a practice note to help guide you through the 8 principles of the Code of Ethical Conduct. This process started in February and has involved extensive consultation with our members and Chartered Professional Engineers.
Code of Ethical Conduct. What are the key changes in the new Code? Why has the Code been updated? We need a robust and clear professional framework that everyone can trust. Engineering New Zealand takes ethics and professionalism very seriously.
This means that they must take action if they observe something of concern. Frequently asked questions What is the purpose of the Code? Resources Find an engineer.
Engineers will need to exercise their professional judgement.