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PSE Code of Conduct


1. Guiding Principles

There are four fundamental principles that should guide a Professional Simulation Engineer in achieving the high ideals of professional life.

1.1. Professional Simulation Engineers have a duty to ensure that they acquire and use wisely and faithfully the knowledge that is relevant to the engineering skills needed in their work in the service of others.

1.2. Professional Simulation Engineers should adopt the highest standards of professional conduct, openness, fairness and honesty. 

1.3. Professional Simulation Engineers should give due weight to all relevant law, facts and published guidance, and the wider public interest.

1.4. Professional Simulation Engineers should aspire to high standards of leadership in the exploitation and management of engineering simulation technology.

2. Specific Duties

All Professional Simulation Engineers are obliged to:

2.1. Act with due skill, care and diligence and with proper regard for professional standards.

2.2. Prevent avoidable danger to health or safety.

2.3. Act in accordance with the principles of sustainability, and prevent avoidable adverse impact on the environment and society.

2.4. Maintain their competence, undertake only professional tasks for which they are competent, and disclose relevant limitations of competence.

2.5. Accept appropriate responsibility for work carried out under their supervision.

2.6. Treat all persons fairly and with respect.

2.7. Encourage others to advance their learning and competence.

2.8. Avoid, where possible, real or perceived conflict of interest and advise affected parties when such conflicts arise.

2.9. Observe the proper duties of confidentiality owed to appropriate parties.

2.10. Reject bribery and all forms of corrupt behaviour, and make positive efforts to ensure others do likewise.

2.11. Assess and manage relevant risks and communicate these appropriately.

2.12. Assess relevant liability and, if appropriate, hold professional indemnity insurance.

2.13. Notify NAFEMS if convicted of a criminal offence or upon becoming bankrupt or disqualified as a Company Director.

2.14. Notify NAFEMS of any significant violation of the Code of Conduct by another Professional Simulation Engineer.

3. Breaches of the Code

Professional Simulation Engineers should be aware that:

3.1. Any alleged breach of this Code of Conduct received by NAFEMS will be dealt with in accordance with the NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineer Disciplinary Process.

3.2. A Professional Simulation Engineer proved to have breached this Code of Conduct may be removed from the register of Professional Simulation Engineers or have other sanctions imposed by NAFEMS.