ELPA – CODE OF ETHICS

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Earthing and Lightning Protection Association – NPC

ELPA

The ELPA Code of Ethics applies to every company providing lightning protection systems services and support to the South African people in a manner to which they themselves are willing to be held accountable by their clients.

These companies do so by being registered members of ELPA and commit to the code of ethics as upheld by ELPA.

Every employee working in lightning protection is also an ELPA member and is held to the same standard through their companies.

Principles fundamental to the Association

1. The company will emphasise the protection and safety of people;
2. The company will emphasise the protection of property and assets;
3. The company will strive to strengthen the competence of the Association;
4. The company will strive to strengthen the prestige of the Association;
5. The members of the company will conduct business honourably, responsibly and ethically in a manner to enhance the honour and the reputation of the Association and its members.

Responsibility to Clients

1. The company will act in all professional matters as a faithful agent to the Client;
2. The company will not disclose information concerning the business affairs or technical processes of any present or former Client;
3. The company will inform each Client regarding any business connections, interests or affiliations which might influence any judgement made by employees of the company or impair the equitable character of the company to provide services;
4. The company will respect and protect the Client’s property.

Relationship with Peers

1. The company will endeavour to aid the professional development and advancement of the industry pertaining to earthing and lightning protection;
2. The company will not compete unfairly with other companies;
3. The company will extend its friendship and confidence to all Association members without bias toward race, gender or religion;
4. The company will extend its friendship and confidence to all with whom the company enters a business relationship;
5. The company will endeavour to insure the integrity of the Association’s certification programs.