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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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Engineers have a new obligation to report potential adverse consequences. Engineering NZ logo – Home. We have a dedicated team responsible for responding to concerns to ensure they are dealt with appropriately and efficiently. What should I do if I have concerns about an engineer?

Were the changes in this Code prompted by criticism of engineers around the Christchurch earthquakes? Not specifically, however the changes to the 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 years.

Does the Code apply to all engineers in New Zealand? A complete review of the whole complaints and discipline system is underway. This process started in February and has involved extensive consultation with our members and Chartered Professional Engineers.

For example, if they become aware of potential design flaws in a building under construction, or poor construction practices that threaten health and safety.

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Why has the Code ipfnz updated? Read it to understand why ethics is at the rthics of engineering practice and how ethical practice is vital to your reputation. 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.

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This revision aligns these two Codes. Does the requirement to report adverse consequences mean engineers will break confidentiality? This will depend very much on the circumstances.

Code of Ethical Conduct. They would disclose this information to the relevant ethisc. Business Headlines Sci-Tech Headlines. What consultation was carried out in developing the revised Code? We need a robust and clear professional framework that everyone can trust. We have made a number of changes to our complaints process. Engineers who are registered as Chartered Professional Engineers are also subject to a separate but identical Code.

The new Code contains two key changes lf the existing Code: IPENZ has over 17, members. Engineers will need to exercise their professional judgement. Our engineers support the obligations in the revised Code. Under the Code, engineers can disclose confidential information where significant adverse consequences are likely for public health and safety or the environment.

The action will depend on the circumstances but could include reporting the situation to the relevant regulator.

Engineering New Zealand takes ethics and professionalism very seriously.


Code of Ethical Conduct

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. The Code stipulates that engineers must give the parties concerned a chance to respond before they disclose the confidential information.

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While these lf Codes are different documents, this review has made their content identical. Capital Proposals Are ‘Radical’, Says Fitch International credit rating agency Fitch says the Reserve Bank’s proposals for increased bank capital adequacy ratios are “radical” and “highly conservative lf to international peers”, but the result will ultimately be “significantly stronger buffers” against financial system shocks. Our ethics are based on professional competence, personal integrity and social responsibility.

If this Code had been in place previously, would it have stopped events like the CTV building collapse and Pike River?

Code of Ethical Conduct | Engineering New Zealand

Members of Engineering New Zealand are subject to the Code and commit to it each year. This means that they must take action if they observe something of concern. Resources Find an engineer.


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