CIBSE requires high standards of its members. In particular, all are required to observe the following Code of Professional Conduct.
All members are required to order their conduct in accordance with this Code. Members engaged in work outside the United Kingdom shall comply as far as possible with this Code and with any established standards of conduct extant in that country.
Made by the Council of the Institution in pursuance of By-law 39 on the 19th day of October 1995.
The CIBSE Code of Conduct and Royal Academy of Engineering Statement of Ethical Principles
The Royal Academy of Engineering and EC(uk) have produced a statement of ethical principles. This statement was produced through discussions with engineers from a number of different engineering institutions and with philosophers specialising in applied ethics. CIBSE was involved in the development of this statement which is intended to be a statement of the values and principles that guide engineering practice and the codes of practice published by the participating engineering institutions.
This Statement comprises four fundamental principles that sit alongside the CIBSE Code of Conduct and together should guide an engineer in achieving the high ideals of professional life.
These four principles express the beliefs and values of the engineering profession and are amplified in the Statement which can be downloaded here.
Making a Complaint against a member of CIBSE
The CIBSE Professional Practice Committee considers Disciplinary cases against CIBSE members. If you wish to make a complaint against a Member under the Code of Conduct please follow the guidance here.
Engaging a CIBSE member
CIBSE members operate in a highly professional manner governed by a Code of Conduct. When engaging a CIBSE member you should make clear what the job is and listen carefully to the advice given...more guidance here