Code of Professional

Code of Professional

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession The Architects Registration Act 2008 Section 7 (1) and Section 51 (2) b requires the Architects Registration Council of Botswana to issue a Code of Conduct and Ethics of the Profession which prescribes the standards of professional

conduct, practice and ethics expected of the Registered Person registered under the Act. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Not all inability to meet the standards expected of a registered

Architect by the Code of Professional Conduct, will necessarily give rise to disciplinary proceedings. A disciplinary order may be made against the Registered Person if they are convicted of a criminal offence even where that offence has no firm relevance to their ability to practise as a Registered Person. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Acceptance of this Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession binds the Registered Person to the use of the adopted Tariff

of Fees published by the Council. This applies to direct appointments and competition awards and for defined services subject to the Public Procurement Asset Disposal Act amendments. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Definitions Architectural Profession Principal is the Registered Person Bank

Client Council means the Architects Registration Council. Registrar Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard One - Be Honest and Act with Sincerity and Integrity Code of Professional Conduct and

Ethics of the Profession Standard One - Be Honest and Act with Sincerity and Integrity Carry out your duties with honesty and integrity. Where a conflict of interest arises, disclose it in writing. Dont make any statement which you know to be misleading, unfair or brings disrepute to the profession. If you receive payment or inducement for the introduction or referral of work, you should disclose to

the client in writing. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Two - Be Diligent In Your Work Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Two - Be Diligent In Your Work Carry out your work conscientiously.

When giving advice, exercise impartial and independent professional judgment. Keep your client informed of the progress of work. Carry out your professional work without undue delay. If you are to act as both Architect and Contractor or supplier, inform your client of the need for an independent assessment. Do not accept a bribe, commission, discount or gift as an inducement to show favour. Code of Professional Conduct and

Ethics of the Profession Standard Three - Be Proficient Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Three - Be Proficient Be competent in your duties. Inform your client that they can refer a complaint to the Council if your conduct or competence falls short. Keep your knowledge and skills relevant. Make appropriate arrangements for your professional

duties. Ensure you have adequate professional, financial and technical resources. Safeguard all clients confidential information. Enter into a written agreement with your client. Informed your client in writing if your services have been sub-contracted. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Four - Be Trustworthy

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Four Trustworthy - Be

Keep proper records of all money held by you which belongs to your client. Arrange for any interest accruing from a client account to be paid to the client. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Five Insurance Cover

- Adequate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Five Insurance Cover -

Adequate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Five Insurance Cover - Adequate

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Five Cover - Adequate Insurance Have adequate and appropriate insurance cover for yourself, your practice and your employees.

If you are an employed Architect, ensure that insurance cover is provided by your employer. Provide evidence that you have met the requirement expected of you. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Six - Safeguard the Profession Code of Professional Conduct

and Ethics of the Profession Standard Six - Safeguard the Profession Ensure that your professional finances are managed responsibly. If you know that you have fallen short of these standards, report the matter to the Council. Notify the Council immediately if you: are convicted of a criminal offence; are made the subject of a court order disqualifying you from acting as a company director; fail to pay a judgment debt;

are made the subject of a bankruptcy order; Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Seven-Do Not Discriminate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard

Discriminate Seven-Do Not Treat everyone fairly and in line with the law. Do not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, health, ethnicity, or any

other inappropriate consideration. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Eight - Deal Complaints Promptly With

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Eight Complaints Promptly Deal With

You must have a written procedure for prompt and courteous handling of complaints and provide this to clients. If appropriate, you shall encourage

alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation or conciliation. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Nine - Comply With Regulatory Instruments of Botswana

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Nine Comply With Regulatory Instruments of Botswana You are expected to co-operate fully and promptly with the Council and within its specified timescales.

You must notify the Council promptly and in writing of any changes in the details held about you on the Register, including your address. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Ten - Promote Services Honestly your

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession Standard Ten - Promote your Services Honestly Promote your professional services in a truthful and responsible manner. Your primary responsibility is to your clients, but take into account the environmental impact of your professional activities. Advertising and promotion of your services shall be restricted to the name of the Practice and services offered. You shall ensure that commission of work related to existing

projects has been formerly concluded with any previously appointed Registered Person and it is your duty to inform them in writing. You shall not accept a commission to review another Architects work without informing them in writing first. The revision of work is limited to an assessment of whether it is fit for purpose or not. Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics of the Profession

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