PSE Code of Conduct
PROFESSIONAL SIMULATION ENGINEER CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Ethical Principles
Engineering professionals work to enhance the wellbeing of society. In doing so they are required to maintain and promote high ethical standards and challenge unethical behaviour. There are four fundamental principles for ethical behaviour and decision-making,1 . These are:
1.1. Honesty and integrity
1.2. Respect for life, law, the environment and public good
1.3. Accuracy and rigour
1.4. Leadership and communication.
These principles are detailed in Appendix 1, together with examples of how each should be applied. Professional Simulation Engineers are required to observe the provisions of these Ethical Principles.
2. Specific Duties
All Professional Simulation Engineers are obliged to:
2.1. Uphold the reputation of NAFEMS and the simulation engineering profession
2.2. Accept the NAFEMS Professional Simulation Engineer Disciplinary Procedure and co-operate with it when required.
2.3. Accept appropriate responsibility for work carried out under their supervision.
2.4. Assess relevant liability and, if appropriate, hold professional indemnity insurance.
2.5. Support a colleague or any other person to whom they have a duty of care who in good faith raises any concern about a danger, risk, malpractice or wrongdoing which affects others.
2.6. Notify NAFEMS if they have:
2.6.1. received a criminal conviction, or an adverse civil court judgement, related to any aspect of this Code of Conduct.
2.6.2. been declared bankrupt or disqualified as a Company Director or Charity Trustee.
2.6.3. had membership of another professional body terminated as a result of a disciplinary procedure.
2.7. Notify NAFEMS of any significant violation of this Code of Conduct by another Professional Simulation Engineer.
Professional Simulation Engineers are required to comply with NAFEMS’ Code of Conduct; but if any elements of the Code of Conduct conflict with local laws, the Professional Simulation Engineer is required to comply with the Code of Conduct to the maximum extent possible without breaching such laws.