ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS
Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this
profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty
Our product has a direct and vital impact
on the provision of electricity services and thus quality of life for all
people. Accordingly, the services provided by our engineers require honesty,
impartiality, fairness and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of
the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard
of professional behaviour that requires adherence to the highest principles of
The Companies Engineers (including technicians), in the fulfilment of
their professional duties, shall:
1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.
2. Perform services only in areas of their competence.
3. Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
4. Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
5. Avoid deceptive acts.
6. Conduct themselves honourably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to
enhance the honour, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
Rules of Practice
1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the
a. If engineers' judgment is overruled under circumstances that endanger life or
property, they shall notify their employer or client and such other authority as
may be appropriate.
b. Engineers shall approve only those engineering documents that are in
conformity with applicable standards.
c. Engineers shall not reveal facts, data or information without the prior
consent of the company in perpetuity.
d. Engineers shall not permit the use of their name or company name in
business ventures with any person or firm that they believe are engaged in
fraudulent or dishonest
enterprise or that would endanger life, service or the reputation of the
e. Engineers having knowledge of any alleged violation of this code shall report
thereon to appropriate professional bodies and, when relevant, also to public
authorities, and cooperate with the proper authorities in furnishing such
information or assistance as may be required.
2. Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence.
a. Engineers shall undertake assignments only when qualified by education or
experience in the specific technical fields involved.
b. Engineers shall not affix their signatures to any plans or documents dealing
with subject matter in which they lack competence, nor to any plan or document
not prepared under their direction and control.
c. Engineers may accept assignments and assume responsibility for coordination
of an entire project and sign the engineering documents for the entire project,
provided that each technical segment is signed only by the qualified engineers
who prepared the segment.
3. Engineers shall act for the cmpany as faithful agents or trustees.
a. Engineers shall disclose all known or potential conflicts of interest that
could influence or appear to influence their judgment or the quality of their
b. Engineers shall not solicit or accept financial or other valuable
consideration, directly or indirectly, from outside agents in connection with
the work for which they are responsible.
Engineers shall avoid deceptive acts.
a. Engineers shall not falsify their qualifications or permit misrepresentation
of their or their associates' qualifications. They shall not misrepresent or
exaggerate their responsibility or position in brochures or other
b. Engineers shall not offer, give, solicit or receive, either directly or
indirectly, any contribution to influence the award of a contract, or which may
be reasonably construed as having the effect of intent to influencing the
awarding of a contract. They shall not offer any gift or other valuable
consideration in order to secure work. They shall not pay a commission,
percentage, or brokerage fee in order to secure work, except to a bona fide
employee or bona fide and authorised representative retained by the company.
1. Engineers shall be guided by the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
a. Engineers shall acknowledge their errors and shall not distort or alter the
b. Engineers shall advise their clients or employers when they believe a project
will not be successful.
c. Engineers shall not accept outside employment whilst under contract to
d. Engineers shall not promote their own interest at the expense of the dignity
and integrity of the comapny.
2. Engineers shall at all times strive to serve the public interest.
a. Engineers shall not complete, sign, or seal plans and/or
specifications that are not in conformity with applicable engineering standards.
If the client or employer insists on such unprofessional conduct, they shall
notify the proper authorities and withdraw from further service on the project.
b. Engineers shall endeavour to extend public knowledge and appreciation of
engineering and its achievements.
3. Engineers shall avoid all conduct or practice that deceives the public.
a. Engineers shall avoid the use of statements containing a material
misrepresentation of fact or omitting a material fact.
4. Engineers shall not disclose, without consent, confidential information
concerning the business affairs or technical processes of the company in perpetuity.
5. Engineers shall not be influenced in their professional duties by conflicting
a. Engineers shall not accept financial or other considerations, including free
engineering designs, from material or equipment suppliers for specifying their
b. Engineers shall not accept commissions or allowances, directly or indirectly,
from contractors or other parties dealing with clients or employers of the
Engineer in connection with work for which the Engineer is responsible.