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CODE OF ETHICS

FOR

PROFESSIONAL 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 and integrity.         

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 ethical conduct.

The Companies Engineers (including technicians), in the fulfilment of their professional duties, shall:

I. Code
               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.
              

 II. Rules of Practice

               1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and  welfare of the public.
               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 company.
               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 services.
              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.
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              4. 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.

 III. Professional Obligations

               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 facts.
               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 the company.
.              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 interests.
               a. Engineers shall not accept financial or other considerations, including free engineering designs, from material or equipment suppliers for specifying their product.
               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.
             

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