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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NZ shares follow Australian shares higher, up 4. We also consulted with engineering firms, members of the legal profession and consumer representatives. Engineers will need to exercise their professional judgement.
This revision aligns these two Codes. What does “significant” mean, in terms of the requirement to report suspected breaches?
The new Code contains two key changes from the existing Code: Not specifically, however the changes to ehtics Code do take into account various issues raised in a number of complaints that IPENZ as the professional body for IPENZ members and the Registration Authority for chartered professional engineers has had to consider over the past few eghics.
We expect more changes to be made. It raises the bar on ethical behaviour. This is part of a suite of changes we are currently making to our complaints process to ensure it is robust, transparent and fair.
Become a member Login. If this Code had been in place previously, would it have stopped events like the CTV building collapse and Pike River? The Ethixs stipulates that engineers must give the parties concerned a chance to respond before they disclose the confidential information. This means that they must take action if they observe something of concern.
Code of Ethical Conduct
What consultation was carried out in developing the revised Code? Ethical Paywall Licensed Orgs. Our ethics are based on professional competence, personal integrity and social responsibility. Under the Code, engineers can disclose confidential information where significant adverse consequences are likely for public health and safety or the environment.
Engineers who are registered as Chartered Professional Engineers are also subject to a separate but identical Code.
Code of Ethical Conduct | Engineering New Zealand
We need a robust and clear professional framework that everyone can trust. The action will depend on the circumstances but could include reporting the situation to the relevant regulator. IPENZ has over 17, members. The Code does codd apply to these people. Engineering New Zealand takes ethics and professionalism very seriously. 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 Maintain confidentiality Report breach of Code All members of Engineering New Zealand are subject to the Code and commit to it each year.
Engineers have a new obligation to report potential adverse consequences. We have made a number of changes to our complaints process. Our engineers support the obligations in the revised Code. They would disclose this information to the relevant regulator. People who use Scoop for work need to be licensed through a ScoopPro subscription under this model, they also get access lpenz exclusive news tools.
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This process started in February and has involved extensive consultation with our members and Chartered Professional Engineers. Read it to understand why ethics is at the core of engineering practice and how ethical practice is vital to if reputation.
Frequently asked questions What is the purpose of the Code? We have a dedicated team responsible for responding to concerns to ensure they are dealt with appropriately and efficiently. Does the requirement to report adverse consequences mean engineers will break confidentiality?
What are the key changes in the new Code? A complete review of the whole complaints and discipline system is underway. Members of Engineering New Zealand are subject to the Code and commit to it each year. Why has the Code been updated?
Code of Ethical Conduct.
For example, if they become aware of potential design ethicw in a building under construction, or poor construction practices that threaten health and safety. The Code of Ethical Conduct is the backbone of what it means to be a professional engineer. They can also disclose confidential information if asked by a court of law.