BRIPC/ISO9712 Scheme


Introduction to BRIPC/ISO9712 Scheme
Code of Ethics for BRIPC/ ISO9712 certificate Holders

Certified Individuals and individuals in the process of certification must recognize that personal integrity and professional competence are the fundamental principles on which their testing activities are founded. Accordingly, it is a condition of certification that certificate holders shall undertake to: 
1. comply with this code of conduct; 
2. undertake only those non-destructive testing assignments for which they are competent by virtue of their training, qualification and experience; 
3. report any inaccuracy in the scope of certification awarded; 
4. only sign documents for work of which they have personal professional knowledge and/or direct supervisory control; 
5. engage, or advise the engagement of, such specialists as are required to enable assignments to be properly completed; 
6. conduct themselves in a responsible manner and utilize fair and equitable business practices in dealing with colleagues, clients and associates; 
7. be aware, at all times, of and uphold the provisions/ requirements of codes, regulations and standards under which they are working; 
8. report immediately to their supervisor/employer any perceived violation(s) of codes, regulations or standards. In the event that their supervisor/employer provides no satisfactory explanation or takes no corrective action, the certified individual shall report the situation direct to the Certification Body; 
9. perform their professional duties with proper regard for the physical environment and the safety, health and well-being of the public; 
10. protect to the fullest extent possible, consistent with the well being of the public and the provisions of this code of conduct, any information given to them in confidence by an employer, colleague or member of the public; 
11. avoid conflicts of interest with the employer or client, but when unavoidable, 
12. forthwith disclose the circumstances to the employer or client; 
13. strive to maintain their proficiency by updating their technical knowledge as required to properly practice NDT in the certified methods and levels; 
14. indicate to the employer or client any adverse consequences which may result from an overruling of their technical judgment by a non-technical authority; 
15. not falsify nor permit misrepresentation of their own or their associate’s academic or professional qualifications, training, experience or work responsibilities; 
16. refrain from making unjustified statements or from performing unethical acts which would discredit the Certification scheme; 
17. report immediately to the Certification Body a significant interruption; 
18. report immediately to the Certification Body any perceived violation(s) of this code of conduct; 
19 report immediately to the Certification Body any attempt to pressurize or force an individual certified under the Scheme to violate this code of conduct; 
20. inform their employer in the event that their certificate is suspended, canceled or withdrawn by the Certification Body. 

Failure to comply with the above code of conduct will be dealt with under arrangements for handling complaints and appeals.