Western Australia Building Surveyors' Code of Conduct 2022
This Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors (the Code) sets out minimum expectations of registered building surveyors undertaking building surveying work in Western Australia (WA).
It applies to building surveyors who are registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) to perform statutory functions of assessing compliance and approving building designs and building work under the Building Act 2011 (WA) and associated legislation. This can involve assessing and certifying that the design demonstrates how the building work, if built, will meet the applicable building standards and, when inspecting building work during and post construction, certifying that the building work meets applicable standards and any conditions on the applicable building permit.
Professional associations or the Building Commissioner may set standards that apply to other services provided by building surveyors, however, these must not reduce the minimum obligations in the Code. It is acknowledged individuals may choose to comply with a higher standard, for example through membership of an organisation that has an approved professional standards scheme.
The Code establishes a consistent basis for education, audit and compliance activities undertaken by regulators. It also assists registered building surveyors to meet their obligations, and manage the expectations of others.
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