BSS Code of Ethics

It is the duty of the practitioner to the public, to the practitioner’s employer, to the practitioner’s clients, to the other members of the practitioner’s profession, and to the Act to behave at all times with:

A practitioner shall:

A practitioner shall act in matters for each employer or client as a faithful agent or trustee, and shall regard as confidential information obtained by the practitioner as to the business affairs, technical methods or processes of an employer or client and avoid or disclose a conflict of interest that might influence or be perceived to influence, the practitioner’s actions or judgment.

A practitioner must disclose immediately to the practitioner’s client any interest, direct or indirect, that might be construed as prejudicial in any way to the judgment of the practitioner in rendering service to the client.

A practitioner who is an employee and is contracting in the practitioner’s own name to perform work for other than the practitioner’s employer, must provide the practitioner’s client with a written statement of the nature of the practitioner’s status as an employee and the attendant limitations on the practitioner’s services to the client, must satisfy the practitioner’s employer, and must inform the practitioner’s employer of the work.

A practitioner must co-operate in working with other persons engaged on a project.

A practitioner shall:

A practitioner shall maintain the honour and integrity of the practitioner’s profession and without fear or favour expose before the proper tribunals unprofessional, dishonest or unethical conduct by any other practitioner.


The Code of Ethics is also available for downloading and printing

Code of Ethics (PDF)


The BSS Code of Ethics plaque is available for purchase

BSS Code of Ethics Plaque Order Form  (PDF)


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