CODE OF ETHICS
A Professional Engineer
- Owes certain duties to the public, to his employers, to other members of his profession and to himself, and shall act at all times with: (a) fidelity to public needs; (b) fairness and loyalty to his associates, employers, clients, subordinates and employees; (c) devotion to high ideals of personal honour and professional integrity.
- Shall express opinions on engineering matters only on the basis of adequate knowledge and honest conviction.
- Shall have proper regard for the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of his professional duties.
- Shall endeavour to extend public understanding of engineering and its place in society.
- Shall not be associated with enterprises contrary to the public interest, or sponsored by persons of questionable integrity, or which do not confirm to the basic principles of the code.
- Shall sign and/or seal only those plans, specifications and reports actually prepared by him, or under his direct professional supervision.
- Shall act for his client or employer as a faithful agent or trustee
- Shall not disclose confidential information pertaining to the interests of his clients or employers without their consent.
- shall present clearly to his clients or employers the consequences to be expected if his professional judgement is over-ruled by non-technical authority in matters pertaining to work, for which he is professionally responsible.
- Shall not undertake any assignment which may create a conflict of interest with his clients or employers without the full knowledge of his clients or employers.
- Shall not accept remuneration for services rendered other than from his client or employer.
- Shall conduct himself towards other professional engineers with courtesy, fairness and good faith.
- Shall not compete unfairly with another engineer by attempting to obtain employment, advancement, or profes- sional engagements by competitive bidding, by taking advantage of a salaried position, or by criticizing other engineers.
- Shall undertake only such work as he is competent to perform by virtue of his training and experience.
- Shall not advertise his work or merit in a self-laudatory manner and shall avoid all conduct or practice likely to discredit or unfavourably reflect upon the dignity or honour of the profession.
- Shall advise his Association or Institution or the Council of any practice by another Professional Engineer which he believes to be contrary to the Code of Ethics.