The Act of 1997 and Amendment

The Engineers Registration Board is a statutory Body established under the Engineers Registration Act, No. 15 of 1997 and has been given the responsibility for regulating the engineering activities and conduct of engineers and engineering consulting firms. The work of an engineer touches human life in very many respects.

The effects of the roles played by engineers permeate into all facets of our daily lives. The engineer can, knowingly or unknowingly, destroy property and lives of very many people. It is thus imperative that the activities of engineers be regulated in a manner that will ensure safety to life, property and the environment and at the same time enhance the quality of engineering works and services.

Consequent upon the need to regulate the engineering activities of engineers and engineering consulting firms the Engineers Registration Act, No. 15 of 1997 was enacted. This Act followed the repletion of the Engineers (Registration) Act No. 49 of 1968 which did not adequately address the issue of engineering professional excellence in the country.

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Act No 15 of 1997

Act No 24 of 2007