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ICME Code of Conduct

As a professional Cast Metals Engineer you are obliged to conform to the Institutes code of conduct set out below. Failure to meet the code may result in disciplinary action.

  1. Health, safety and the environment
  2. Members will at all times take care to ensure that their work and the products of their work constitute no avoidable danger of death or injury or ill-health to any person.
  3. Members will have due regard for the need to protect and sustain working and living environments, will make a systematic assessment of environmental, health and safety risks related to their work, their individual legal liability and the requirements of the jurisdiction in which they work. They will inform clients whether or not professional indemnity insurance is held if specifically asked.
  4. - Members will ensure that their work complies with relevant quality standards and legislation as appropriate.
  5. Maintaining and developing competence
  6. - Members will take all reasonable steps to maintain and develop their professional competence, keeping records to demonstrate their ongoing development as appropriate. Where possible they will encourage and support the development of their staff and others, including in the achievement of appropriate professional membership and qualifications with ICME or other appropriate professional body.
  7. Integrity and responsibilities
  8. - Members will discharge their professional responsibilities with integrity and will accept personal responsibility for all work done by them, or under their supervision or direction, and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that persons working under their authority are competent to carry out the tasks assigned to them.
  9. - Members will ensure that they and the persons working under their authority undertake technical tasks for others only if qualified by training or expertise and after full disclosure of relevant limitations.
  10. - Members will treat people fairly and without bias.
  11. Gratuities, commissions and conflicts of interest
  12. - Members will not accept remuneration in connection with professional services rendered to their employer other than from their employer or with their employer's consent; nor will they receive directly or indirectly any royalty, gratuity or commission on any article or process used in or for the purpose of the work in respect of which they are employed unless or until such royalty, gratuity or commission has been authorised by their employer.
  13. - Members will not, without disclosing the fact in writing to their clients and to their employer, wittingly be a director or member of, or a shareholder in, or act as agent for, any contracting or manufacturing company or firm or business with which they may have occasion to deal on behalf of their clients or employer, or have any financial interest in or receive any benefit from or on behalf of such a business.
  14. - Members will not make false or exaggerated claims, or advertise any such claims expressly, in letters or articles for publication; nor will they permit others to use their name to endorse any such claims or in any form of advertising in relation to any product or process.
  15. - Members will not improperly seek work as an independent adviser, or consultant, either directly or through an agent; nor will they improperly pay any person for the introduction of such work.
  16. - Members will not seek to represent ICME, its members or its staff, unless expressly requested by the Office Manager, or the National President. If a member is invited to represent ICME on an external body, application should be made to the Office Manager, or the National President for details of ICME’s policy.
  17. Professional reputation
  18. 5.1 Members called upon to give an opinion in their professional capacity will, to the best of their ability, give an opinion that is objective and reliable and that includes clear statements of the impact and consequences of decisions and projects.
  19. - Subject to Paragraph 8, members will not set out to challenge the professional reputation of others unless it is in the public interest or necessary to protect their own professional reputation.
  20. Improper conduct
  21. - Members will at all times uphold the good name of the engineering profession, castings industry and ICME. They must notify ICME on receiving a civil court order or criminal conviction (excluding road traffic offences), becoming bankrupt or disqualification under the Company Directors’ Disqualification Act, 1986. It will be for Council to consider whether such conviction, bankruptcy or disqualification is damaging to ICME or otherwise renders the member concerned unfit to be a member of ICME.
  22. Disciplinary / Appeals Procedure
  23. - Should a disciplinary be brought about against a member for wilful contravention of the By-Laws or the Code of Conduct, the member will be referred to the ICME Membership Handbook under ‘Suspension and Compulsion’ and the ‘Code of Conduct Sections’.
  24. - Members do have the right to appeal against any disciplinary decision or any decision of the membership committee relating to an application for membership or registration, as per the by-laws (refer to Members Handbook).
  25. Confidentiality
  26. - Members will not divulge any information acquired by them which is not within the public knowledge or any information given to them in confidence without
  27. the express authority of the appropriate party, other than in evidence before a parliamentary committee, by order of a Court, or as required by law.
  28. Violation by others
  29. - Members will report in writing to the Office Manager or the National President any violation of these rules by another member of ICME.
  30. Whistleblowing
  31. - Members will act to raise a concern about a danger, risk, malpractice or wrongdoing which affects others (‘blow the whistle’), and support a colleague or any other person to whom they have a duty of care who in good faith raises any such concern.
  32. Security
  33. - Members will adopt a security minded approach to their work, taking step to assess, manage and communicate vulnerabilities in assets, system and operations and to prevent avoidable risks to both physical and cyber security.