Building (Code of Ethics for Licensed Building Practitioners) Order 2021

Part 1 Preliminary matters

3 Application

(1)

The Code of Ethics set out in clauses 4 and 5 and Parts 2 to 5 applies to all licensed building practitioners on and after 25 October 2022.

(2)

For the purposes of this order, a licensed building practitioner carrying out or supervising building work as a volunteer must—

(a)

be treated as an employed licensed building practitioner if they work as part of a team of 2 or more and are not the team leader; but

(b)

otherwise be treated as a self-employed licensed building practitioner.

(3)

The extent of a licensed building practitioner’s obligations under clauses 10(1) and (2), 13(1) and (2), 14, 15, 16, 18(1) and (2), 20, and 21(1) and (2),—

(a)

if they are an employed licensed building practitioner, is limited to the matters that they are responsible for carrying out or supervising under their employer’s directions:

(b)

if they are a self-employed licensed building practitioner, is limited to the matters that they are responsible for carrying out or supervising, to the person who has engaged them.

(4)

Part 2 does not limit the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 or any legislation made under that Act, and compliance with Part 2 by a licensed building practitioner does not exhaust the obligations of the practitioner under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 or any legislation made under that Act.

(5)

In this clause, matters includes building work and any thing related to building work (for example, client communications, giving quotations, or participating in dispute resolution).