Improving the occupational regulation of engineers
We are keen to hear what you think of proposals to change the occupational regulation of engineers. The changes are about reforming the way professional engineers are regulated to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge for the work they do, and that we improve the public accountability of engineers where they do not match up to accepted professional standards.
The changes we’re suggesting include:
- a legal requirement for suitably qualified and experienced engineers to design significant and complex buildings;
- developing a robust system to properly hold engineers to account when their work is substandard;
- introducing greater rigour in the assessment of chartered professional engineers and to be more specific about an engineer’s areas of competency;
- better checks and balances in the system of regulating engineers to ensure the public interest is served.
The changes are described in detail in the consultation document. The consultation period runs from 4 September 2014 until 31 October 2014.