Professional Code of Conduct

The Firm operates under the Professional Code of Conduct instituted under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). In exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 4(1)(f) of the Registration of Engineers Act 1967 [Act 138], the Board of Engineers Malaysia hereby determines the Code of Conduct of registered Person(s).

 

1. PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER WITH PRACTISING CERTIFICATE

1.1 Registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate not to falsify qualification, etc.

1.1.1 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not falsify his qualifications or permit misrepresentation of his or his associates’ qualifications. He shall not misrepresent or exaggerate his responsibility in or for the subject matter of previous assignments. He shall not misrepresent pertinent facts concerning employers, employees, associates, joint ventures’, or past accomplishments.

1.1.2 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall check with due diligence the accuracy of facts and data before he signs or endorses any statement or claim. He shall not sign on such documents unless, where necessary, he has made qualifications on errors and inaccuracies.

1.1.3 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall respond, within reasonable time, to communication from the Board or any other relevant authority on matters pertaining to his professional service.

1.1.4 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall undertake assignments only if he is qualified by education and experience in the specific technical fields of that assignment in which he is to be involved.

1.1.5 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall approve and sign only those engineering documents that he has prepared or has been prepared under his direction and control.

1.1.6 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not accept assignment and assume responsibility for coordination of an entire project and sign and stamp (Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate stamp) the engineering documents for the entire project unless the engineering documents for each technical segment of the project is signed and stamped personally by the qualified person who is involved in the respective segment of the project.

1.1.7 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall be objective and truthful in making professional reports, statements and testimonies. He shall include all relevant and pertinent information in such reports, statements, or testimonies, which should bear the date indicating when the information was current.

1.1.8 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not express publicly technical opinions that are not founded upon his competence and knowledge of the facts in the subject matter.

1.1.9 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not issue any statement, criticism or argument on technical matters that are inspired or paid for by interested parties, unless he has prefaced his comments by explicitly identifying the interested parties on whose behalf he is speaking and by revealing the existence of any interest he may have in the matter.

1.1.10 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall notify the Board in writing within three (3) months – (i) if he is convicted of an offence involving false or negligent certification, fraud or dishonesty in Malaysia or elsewhere; or (ii) if he becomes a bankrupt.

 

1.2 Registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate to certify work only if he has control over supervision, etc.

1.2.1 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall certify satisfactory completion of a piece of work only if he has control over the supervision of the construction or installation of that work, and only if he is satisfied that the construction or installation has fulfilled the requirements of the engineering design and specifications.

1.2.2 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate who takes over a piece of work shall assume all liability and responsibility for the works done prior to his taking over.

1.2.3 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not reveal facts, data or information without the prior consent of the Client or Employer, past and present, except as authorized or required by law or when the withholding of such information is contrary to the safety, health and interest of the public.

1.2.4 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate having knowledge of any violation of this Code of Conduct or any law or regulation shall report thereon to Employer or appropriate professional bodies and, where relevant, also to public authorities and cooperate with the appropriate professional bodies or the proper authorities in furnishing such information or assistance as may be required.

1.2.5 When the professional advice of a registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate is overruled or amended contrary to his advice, the registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall, if the amendment may in his opinion give rise to a situation that may endanger the safety, health and interest of the public, notify his Employer or Client and such other authority as may be appropriate and explain the consequences to be expected as a result of his advice being overruled or amended.

 

1.3 Registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate not to accept benefit from more than one party, etc.

1.3.1 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not accept any benefit or compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one party for professional engineering services on the same project, or for professional engineering services pertaining to the same project, unless the circumstances are fully disclosed and agreed to by all interested parties.

1.3.2 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall disclose all known or potential conflicts of interest that may influence or appear to influence his judgment or the quality of his services.

1.3.3 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not solicit or accept any consideration, financial or otherwise, directly or indirectly, from outside agents in connection with the work for which he is responsible.

1.3.4 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate acting as Advisor or Director of a company or an agency shall not participate in decision with respect to professional engineering services solicited or provided by him or his organization.

1.3.5 A registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate shall not solicit or accept a contract from a body or agency in which a principal or officer of his organization serves as a member of that body or agency unless with the knowledge and consent of that body or agency.

 

2.0 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

2.1 Registered Professional Engineer not to falsify qualification, etc.

2.1.1 A registered Professional Engineer shall not falsify his qualifications or permit misrepresentation of his or his associates’ qualifications. He shall not misrepresent or exaggerate his responsibility in or for the subject matter of previous assignments. He shall not misrepresent pertinent facts concerning employers, employees, associates, joint ventures’, or past accomplishments.

2.1.2 A registered Professional Engineer shall check with due diligence the accuracy of facts and data before he signs or endorses any statement or claim. He shall not sign on such documents unless, where necessary, he has made qualifications on errors and inaccuracies.

2.1.3 A registered Professional Engineer shall respond, within reasonable time, to communication from the Board or any other relevant authority on matters pertaining to his professional service.

2.1.4 A registered Professional Engineer shall undertake assignments only if he is qualified by education and experience in the specific technical fields of that assignment in which he is to be involved.

2.1.5 A registered Professional Engineer shall approve and sign only those engineering documents that he has prepared or has been prepared under his direction and control.

2.1.6 A registered Professional Engineer shall be objective and truthful in making professional reports, statements and testimonies. He shall include all relevant and pertinent information in such reports, statements, or testimonies, which should bear the date indicating when the information was current.

2.1.7 A registered Professional Engineer shall not express publicly technical opinions that are not founded upon his competence and knowledge of the facts in the subject matter.

2.1.8 A registered Professional Engineer shall not issue any statement, criticism or argument on technical matters that are inspired or paid for by interested parties, unless he has prefaced his comments by explicitly identifying the interested parties on whose behalf he is speaking and by revealing the existence of any interest he may have in the matter.

2.1.9 A registered Professional Engineer shall notify the Board in writing within three (3) months – (i) if he is convicted of an offence involving false or negligent certification, fraud or dishonesty in Malaysia or elsewhere; or (ii) if he becomes a bankrupt.

2.2 Registered Professional Engineer to certify work only if he has control over supervision, etc.

2.2.1 A registered Professional Engineer shall certify satisfactory completion of a piece of work only if he has control over the supervision of the construction or installation of that work, and only if he is satisfied that the construction or installation has fulfilled the requirements of the engineering design and specifications.

2.2.2 A registered Professional Engineer who takes over a piece of work shall assume all liability and responsibility for the works done prior to his taking over.

2.2.3 A registered Professional Engineer shall not reveal facts, data or information without the prior consent of the Client or Employer, past and present, except as authorized or required by law or when the withholding of such information is contrary to the safety, health and interest of the public.

2.2.4 A registered Professional Engineer having knowledge of any violation of this Code of Conduct or any law or regulation shall report thereon to his Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate, or Employer or appropriate professional bodies and, where relevant, also to public authorities and cooperate with the appropriate professional bodies or the proper authorities in furnishing such information or assistance as may be required.

2.2.5 When the professional advice of a registered Professional Engineer is overruled or amended contrary to his advice, the registered Professional Engineer shall, if the amendment may in his opinion give rise to a situation that may endanger the safety, health and interest of the public, notify his Employer or Client and such other authority as may be appropriate and explain the consequences to be expected as a result of his advice being overruled or amended.

2.3 Registered Professional Engineer not to accept benefit from more than one party, etc.

2.3.1 A registered Professional Engineer shall not accept any benefit or compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one party for professional engineering services on the same project, or for professional engineering services pertaining to the same project, unless the circumstances are fully disclosed and agreed to by all interested parties.

2.3.2 A registered Professional Engineer shall disclose all known or potential conflicts of interest that may influence or appear to influence his judgment or the quality of his services.

2.3.3 A registered Professional Engineer shall not solicit or accept any consideration, financial or otherwise, directly or indirectly, from outside agents in connection with the work for which he is responsible;

2.3.4 A registered Professional Engineer acting as Advisor or Director of a company or an agency shall not participate in decision with respect to professional engineering services solicited or provided by him or his organization.

2.3.5 A registered Professional Engineer shall not solicit or accept a contract from a body or agency in which a principal or officer of his organization serves as a member of that body or agency unless with the knowledge and consent of that body or agency.

 

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