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Guidance

The Engineering Council produces guidance material covering a range of topics to support professional engineers and technicians in meeting their professional obligations.

Guidance on Sustainability

Guidance on Sustainability

Professionally registered engineers and technicians are required to carry out their work in a way that contributes to sustainable development, as outlined in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). This guidance sets out six principles set to support professional engineers and technicians when making decisions for clients, employers and society that affect sustainability.

This guidance has been designed for engineers and technicians at all career levels. Download the leaflet and handy wallet card.

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Guidance on Risk

Risk is inherent in the activities undertaken by engineering professionals, meaning that members of the profession have a significant role to play in managing and limiting it. The Engineering Council’s guidance on risk describes the role of professional engineers and technicians in dealing with risk, and their responsibilities to society. It sets out six principles to guide and motivate professional engineers and technicians in identifying, assessing, managing and communicating about risk.Guidance on Risk

This guidance has been designed for engineers and technicians at all career levels. Download the leaflet and handy wallet card.

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Statement of Ethical Principles

Statement of Ethical Principles

In 2005 the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Council jointly created a statement of ethical principles to guide engineering practice and behaviour. A revised statement was jointly produced in 2017. The statement is the result of wide consultation, both within the engineering profession and with other professionals specialising in applied ethics. It contains four fundamental principles and is designed to form the core of the codes of conduct published by the professional engineering institutions. All registered engineers and technicians have committed to working in an ethical and socially responsible manner in accordance with their institution's code of conduct.

This guidance has been designed for engineers and technicians at all career levels. Download the leaflet.

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Guidance on Whistleblowing

Guidance on Whistleblowing

Engineers and technicians should understand their professional obligations with respect to whistleblowing and know where to go for guidance and advice. The Guidance on Whistleblowing describes whistleblowing and the processes that engineers and technicians should follow when confronted by a potential whistleblowing situation.

This guidance has been designed for engineers and technicians at all career levels. Download the leaflet and handy wallet card.

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Guidance on Security

Guidance on Security

Six principles to guide engineers and technicians in identifying, assessing, managing and communicating issues about security. Security can be defined as the state of relative freedom from threat or harm caused by deliberate, unwanted, hostile or malicious acts. It operates on a number of levels ranging from national security issues to countering crime. The Guidance on Security sets out six key principles to guide engineers and technicians in identifying, assessing, managing and communicating issues about security.

This guidance has been designed for engineers and technicians at all career levels. Download the leaflet and handy wallet card.

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Building Safety

The government is introducing new building safety legislation and has asked the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to establish a new building safety regulator, informed by an independent review of building regulations and fire safety, commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Brexit transition

The latest information on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications now the UK is no longer part of the EU is available on our Brexit webpage, which also includes information for businesses.

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