Code of Professional Conduct of the Association
The Code of Professional Conduct of the Association places a personal obligation on its members to act with integrity and in the public interest.
In discharging their professional duties, members should:
- Act with due skill, care and diligence and with proper regard for professional standards.
- Prevent avoidable danger to health or safety.
- Act in accordance with the principles of sustainability and prevent avoidable adverse impact on the environment and society.
- Maintain their competence, undertake only professional tasks for which they are competent and disclose relevant limitations of competence.
- Accept appropriate responsibility for work carried out under their supervision.
- Treat all persons fairly and with respect.
- Encourage others to advance their learning and competence.
- Avoid where possible real or perceived conflict of interest and advise affected parties when such conflicts arise.
- Observe the proper duties of confidentiality owed to appropriate parties.
- Reject bribery and all forms of corrupt behaviour and make positive efforts to ensure others do likewise.
- Assess and manage relevant risks and communicate these appropriately.
- Assess relevant liability and if appropriate hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Notify the Association if convicted of a criminal offence or upon becoming bankrupt or disqualified as a Company Director.
- Notify the Association of any significant violation of the Association’s Code of Professional Conduct by another member.
In jurisdictions where this is supported by law, raise a concern about a danger, risk, malpractice or wrongdoing which affects others (“blow the whistle”), and support a colleague or any other person to whom you have a duty of care who in good faith raises any such concern.