Engineers Ireland statement on the need for regulation

Engineers Ireland statement on the need for regulation

18 October 2011 at 00:00
In light of recent media reports on the Priory Hall development in Dublin, Engineers Ireland has released the following statement on need for regulation in the engineering profession.
 
Engineers Ireland believes that only Chartered Engineers within a regulated environment should have the authority to sign off on any projects that have a public health and safety dimension.  Such a regime will act in the public interest and will ensure a strict adherence to the highest standards and quality.  Currently the engineering profession is out of step with the roles of doctors, pharmacists, architects, vets, dentists and nurses who are all statutorily regulated. Engineers Ireland has been in discussions with relevant Government departments on this issue for several years and is continuing to emphasise the need for progress.