This is an extract from the Constitution of the National Association of Building Inspectors of South Africa (NABISA).
Every NABISA member must commit to adhering to the NABISA Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct provides the core guidelines for ethical building inspection. Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code.
All members of NABISA, shall be deemed to have agreed to abide by this Code of Conduct.
NABISA Building Inspectors must:
- Avoid conflicts of interest, or activities, that compromise, or appear to compromise the building inspector’s independence, or objectivity.
- Not inspect for compensation, any building or property in which the building inspector has, or expects to have, a direct or indirect financial interest,
- Not receive financial compensation, directly or indirectly, for any repair, replacement, or upgrade of any systems or components carried out on the inspected property within one year after the inspection.
- Act in utmost good faith toward each client and towards all other interested parties when carrying out the work of building inspector.
- Perform services and express opinions based on the inspector’s genuine personal conviction and only express opinions within the building inspector’s personal areas of education, training and experience.
- Be objective in his/her reporting and not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions.
- Avoid any behaviour which may harm the public, or discredit NABISA, or the building inspection profession, or reduce public confidence in the profession of building inspection.
- Ensure that advertising, marketing, and promotion of the building inspector’s services or qualifications shall not be fraudulent, false or deceptive.
- Report without delay any suspected substantive and deliberate violations of this Code of Conduct by any member of NABISA, of which the building inspector becomes aware, to the NABISA Board of Directors.