Code of Ethics
MAIRIN aims to build a business that succeeds on the basis of honesty and integrity. This code of ethics aims to clearly indicate the professional conduct required from all staff at Mairin. It establishes the standards that all staff must adopt in regards to their work habits and their relationships with clients, management, other staff and the general public.
Nothing in this Code shall require a staff member to contravene any obligations under any relevant occupational health and safety legislation.
In providing advice to clients or employees or the general public, staff shall give paramount consideration to safeguarding the health and safety of the workforce.
Responsibilities to Clients
- Provide all professional advice in a responsible and competent manner to achieve and maintain a safe & healthy work environment without unnecessary expense. This includes advising the client on how to avoid unwitting contraventions of relevant legislation or accepted standards and of their duty to disclose findings to workers or their representatives.
- Ensure that all information relating to the client’s business operations which are not common knowledge are kept confidential.
- Report the facts as they are found. Reports should be clear and truthful in their findings. The findings should be reported without alteration from the pressures or influence of third parties.
- Where a third party seeks to put undue pressure on a staff member to change the nature or findings in a report the staff member must report the incident to Mairin management immediately so that actions can be taken to prevent such influence affecting the outcomes.
Responsibility to the General Public.
All staff members are to refrain from making statements to the general public without first discussion and approval from the Directors. All requests for statements are to be referred to the Directors.
Responsibilities to Each Other and to the Company
- All staff will carry out their work in a professional and competent manner showing due respect to all clients, co-workers and the general public. The image of the Company is dependent on the actions taken and the impressions given by the staff.
- All staff will only conduct work in areas where they have had proper training and are deemed competent. Where staff are requested to undertake work that is outside their level of competence they should immediately contact the management team for advice and assistance.
- All staff will ensure that where there is a possibility of a conflict of interest in their dealings with a client, that possibility will be brought to management’s attention so that all the issues can be discussed and clarified.
All staff are expected to be open and honest in their dealings with each other. Management have an open door policy where they are willing to discuss any issues that may be of concern to staff and to give reasons for decisions that are made.