Code of Conduct
SAQCC Code Of Conduct: Gas Practitioner
Grounds for Disciplinary Action
While this disciplinary code details the most severe penalties for the listed offences, each case must be must be judged on its own merits.
This list is therefore a guide and circumstances may dictate that an alternate or, no penalty may apply. Any offence not specifically listed below may be subject to a penalty up to and including dismissal or deregistering for Gas Practitioners.
All situations below, and others, are always subject to investigation through PROPER DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES, and observance of full procedural fairness!
|Nature of Offence||1st Offence||2nd Offence||3rd Offence|
|Fraud, dishonesty and attempts to misrepresent facts, on behalf of self or others, including actual or attempted bribery||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|b) Failure to observe Company safety procedures and drills where such failure may cause damage to property or injury to any person (including self)||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|c) Being found in possession of or under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working hours and / or whilst on customers’ premises||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|d) The falsification of any document in an attempt to mislead the SAQCC by misrepresenting facts on any document, including non-disclosure of a conflict of interest.||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|e) Working outside the scope of registration||SAQCC Hearing: De- Registration|
|Corrective Measure Offenses|
|f) The ignoring of or failure to carry out correct safe working procedure, or observe safety requirements in any situation, or failure to notify responsible person of an unsafe situation, or any dangerous or hazardous behaviour that could result in injury death to self or others or damage to property.||Association Hearing: Final Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|g) Negligence of proper procedures and performance of duties, or carelessness||Association Hearing: Written Warning||Association Hearing: Final Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|h) Disclosure of confidential/sensitive information to any party not authorised to receive such information.||Association Hearing: Written Warning||Association Hearing: Final Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|I) Poor workmanship||Association Hearing: Written Warning||Association Hearing: Final Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|j) Carelessness – performance of a task or duty without the exercise of due care or attention||Association Hearing: Written Warning||Association Hearing: Final Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De-Registration|
|K) Malicious damage to customer property||Association Hearing: Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De- Registration|
|L) Drinking or legal drug-taking during working hours and / or whilst on customer premises||Association Hearing: Final Written Warning||SAQCC Hearing: De- Registration|