Code Of Ethics
All members of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. Property Inspectors (ASTTBC-PI) are bound by the provisions of the ASTTBC Act & Regulations, and Code of Ethics.
The following Code of Ethics shall be construed as a general guide and not as a denial of the existence of other duties equally imperative and other rights though not specifically mentioned.
- hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety within the workplace;
- undertake and accept responsibility for professional assignments only when qualified by training or experience;
- provide an opinion on a professional subject only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction;
- act with integrity towards clients or employers, maintain confidentiality and avoid a conflict of interest but, where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client;
- uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work;
- keep informed to maintain proficiency and competence, to advance the body of knowledge within their discipline and further opportunities for the professional development of their associates;
- conduct themselves with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards clients, colleagues and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional comment;
- present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisions or judgments are overruled or disregarded;
- report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by fellow members or others; and
- promote public knowledge and appreciation of applied science technology and protect the association from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.