This Code is to assist you, as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management Incorporated (NZISM), to know and understand the standards of integrity, professionalism and behaviour which we, as a professional NZISM Organisation consider essential.
Prior written approval from the Executive is required before a member of the NZISM may make comments (either verbally or written) on behalf of the NZISM.
No executive member, committee member, or any other member of the NZISM shall be answerable or responsible for any act, omission, neglect or default of any other person (notwithstanding any receipt or other document signed or act done for the sake of conformity with the rules of the NZISM) or for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered by the NZISM unless such an act, omission, neglect, default, loss or damage shall happen through or as a result of their own dishonesty or culpable negligence or skillful default.
Nothing contained or implied in the previous paragraphs hereof shall operate to exempt any person from or to indemnify them against, any liability which by virtue of any rule or law would otherwise attach to them in respect of any negligence, default breach of duty, or breach of trust of which they may be guilty in relation to the NZISM:
Provided however that the NZISM shall not under any circumstances be bound to make any payment or to call upon its members to contribute toward any payment which is over and above the amount of funds held by NZISM at the time of any claim for indemnity and/or reimbursement.
1. Responsibility:All members are required to:
2. Integrity and Honesty.
All members must:
3. Areas of Competence:
All Members are required to:
4. Conflict of Interest:
All Members are required to actively:
5. Disclosure and Whistle blowing:
Any member of NZISM may become aware of an organisation breaching any relevant or associated OHS legislation or standards resulting in a risk of injury or disease. How the member responds to this situation will be determined by the nature of the relationship (if any) the professional member has with the organisation.
Initially, the member should discuss the problem with management at the highest level and highlight or outline the problem, potential consequences, and professional member’s ethical (and/or perhaps legal) responsibilities.
If there is no action on the part of the organisation and the only way of reducing the risk is to disclose their knowledge of the risk to a third party, the professional member should do so. Before doing so, the professional member should seek advice from senior colleagues, the NZISM or other relevant parties, and should inform management of the organisation of his/her actions.