Every member shall in all professional matters act as a faithful agent and trustee for his clients and his charges to such clients shall constitute his only remuneration in connection with his work.
Save as herein-before otherwise provided no member shall practice in Zambia as a Director or Senior Resident Representative of a limited liability company, unless the Memorandum of Association of the company shows that the control of the company remains in the hands of qualified professional engineers and the activities of the company are restricted to those permitted Members of the Association. A member practicing as aforesaid shall from time to time as the Council may request furnish evidence as to the steps he has taken to provide professional indemnity to his Client. If, in the opinion of the Council, such indemnity is not sufficient the Member may be asked to provide the required level of indemnity or resign forthwith from the Association.
No member shall accept any trade commission, discount, allowance or indirect payment or other consideration in connection with any professional work on which he is engaged.
No member shall receive directly or indirectly any royalty on or any gratuity or commission in respect of any patented or protected article or process used on or for the purpose of the work in respect of which he is acting for a client unless and until such royalty, gratuity or commission has been authorized in writing by such client.
No member shall be the medium of payments made on his client’s behalf (unless specially so requested in writing by his client) but shall only issue certificates for payment.
No member shall place orders on his own behalf but shall only do so explicitly on behalf of his client.
No member shall solicit professional work either directly or indirectly or by an agent nor shall he pay, by commission or otherwise, any person who may introduce clients to him.
Members may advertise subject to the approval of Council Members.
No member shall without the approval of the Council compete on the basis of professional charges with another member for employment except where the client calls for a competitive ‘closed envelope’ bidding process.
No member shall attempt, directly or indirectly, to supplant another member nor shall he review or take over work of another member acting as a Consulting Engineer for the same client, until he has either obtained the consent of such member or has been formally notified by the client that the connection of such member with the work has been terminated.
No member shall conduct himself in a manner nor act in any capacity, nor hold any appointment which, in the opinion of the Council, prejudices his position as a Consulting Engineer or as a member of the Association or is prejudicial to its interests.
A member practicing in a county outside Zambia may order his conduct in such country according to the rules of professional conduct or the code of ethics of any national society or body in that country and recognized for this purpose by the Council.