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Code of Ethics

Member Code of Ethics

The Purposes of the ESCABC is to:

  • Establish standards for the certification of erosion and sediment control (“ESC”) Professionals;
  • Educate and qualify ESC professionals;
  • Promote the inclusion of ESC standards in local and provincial rules, regulations, procedures and laws
  • Develop educational programs and to promote the ESC field
  • Create, maintain and update a registry of ESC professionals in British Columbia; and
  • Do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the forgoing purposes and the exercise of the powers of ESCABC.

This Code of Ethical Practice shall govern the professional activities of ALL members registered with the Erosion and Sediment Control Association of British Columbia.

Registrants Responsibility to the Public:

  • The protection of Life, Health, Safety, the Environment and Property through the professional design, implementation and inspection of Erosion and Sediment Controls will be the primary objective of all registrants.
  • Fully disclose to all parties all known positive and negative impacts of their design and/or inspections.
  • Cooperate fully with all Government Regulators to ensure the general public is protected from any potential adverse outcomes.
  • Share their knowledge and educate others about the benefits of Erosion and Sediment control.

Registrants Responsibility to their Employer and Client:

  • Work only within their area of expertise, ensuring they have the skills knowledge and experience to perform the required work.
  • Collaborate with, or defer to, other experts whenever necessary.
  • Advise clients and employers wherever their interests may be better served by other professionals.
  • Protect the interests of their clients and employers. This includes:
    • maintaining confidentialities,
    • not seeking to personally gain based on investigations undertaken for others
    • promptly disclosing any conflicts of interest, or, conflicts with this code of practice, and
    • promptly removing themselves from any projects where said conflicts exist.

Registrants Responsibility to Other Members:

  • May not associate with reports, statements persons or companies known to provide false or misleading information.
  • Will endeavor to remain current with new technology and theory.
  • Will protect the Society and its members from disparagement by promptly reporting unethical or otherwise improper behavior of other registrants in writing, to the disciplinary board for review.
  • Will promptly report improper use of the Society’s name, acronym, Certifications, designations or their abbreviations by other members AND non members to the disciplinary board for review.
  • Shall not at any time purport to represent the Society without the specific written authorization of the Board.
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