BPEQ understands the risks to the public associated with engineering and is committed to protecting the public and upholding standards of engineering. Decisions taken by BPEQ balance the public interest with the need to enforce the PE Act and standards of professional engineering practice.
- In October 2021, BPEQ released and commenced a RPEQ Code of Practice (code). All RPEQs are bound by the code and it provides a set of guidelines and principles for RPEQs to better understand their obligations under the PE Act. The code provides RPEQs guidance on professional and personal conduct as well as guidance on professional expertise.
- Finalised 10 investigations into disciplinary and compliance matters.
- Conducted 117 audits of RPEQs for compliance with BPEQ’s Continuing Registration Requirement policy.
BPEQ established a Risk and Audit Committee to provide an independent review of the organisation’s reporting functions and ensure integrity of financial reports, ensure all control and risk management functions are operating, and provide strong oversight of the organisation’s audit functions.