© Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal 2017

The Association expects its members to maintain a high standard of conduct and efficiency and has accordingly drawn up a code of conduct to which all members are required to adhere.

Complaints against one of our Members are treated very seriously.  After ascertaining all the facts, we are usually able to mediate a mutually-acceptable resolution.  However, if one of our Members is found guilty of transgressing the code of conduct, they can be suspended or expelled.  The code of conduct focuses on the following critical elements:

  • SKILL - A member is required to possess the necessary technical qualifications, knowledge and practical experience - or to employ, in a position of responsibility, a person or persons therewith - to ensure that all building projects are carried out in a workmanlike and economical manner.
  • INTEGRITY - A member is expected to satisfy the building requirements of his client and/or fellow members by complying with the spirit as well as the letter of his contractual obligations and to handle all business transactions with fairness and honour.
  • RESPONSIBILITY - A member is expected to organize his business administration effectively, to maintain adequate financial resources for the proper discharge of all contractual obligations, to assist wherever possible in the training of the future skilled manpower needs of the Building Industry and, where applicable, to comply with all wage regulating measures for the Building Industry.

MASTER BUILDERS KWAZULU-NATAL - MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. A Member is required to conduct its business in a fair manner and shall in its dealings with others at all times maintain a high standard of business ethics.
  2. A Member is required to ensure that all work is of the best standards and is carried out in an efficient manner.
  3. A Member is required to satisfy the building requirements of its Clients by observing the spirit, as well as complying with the letter of its contractual obligations and to handle all business transactions with fairness.
  4. A Member is required to maintain healthy and safe working conditions for all its employees and to respect and protect the environment.
  5. A Member is required to organise its business administration effectively and maintain adequate financial resources for the proper discharge of all its contractual obligations.
  6. A Member is required to assist wherever possible with the training of the future human resource needs of the Building Industry.
  7. A Member is required to comply with all applicable legislation.
  8. A Member is required to endeavour to encourage all suitably qualified employers to apply for Membership of the Association.
  9. A Member is required to make itself conversant with, and shall be bound by this Constitution.
  10. A Member in a specific category of Membership is required to observe the Qualifying Criteria of that specific category.
  11. If elected, appointed or co-opted into any office, or onto any structure of the Association, a Member is required to carry out the applicable duties with the diligence and commitment required for the benefit of the Association.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

In addition to the Code of Conduct for all Members, Associate Members shall also observe the following where applicable:

Article 12

Associate Members who provide services to Members, shall ensure that such services comply with all legislation, and are performed to the highest standards and norms of best practice recognised within the industry or sector from which they originate.

Article 13

Associate Members who manufacture Clauses or supply materials for use by Members, shall ensure that such Clauses or materials comply with all necessary legislation and prescribed performance standards, and attain the highest standards and norms of best practice recognised within the industry or sector from which they originate.

QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR FULL MEMBERS

In addition to the Code of Conduct for all Members, Full Members shall also:

Article 14

Perform their work to a standard that will not diminish the collective reputation of the Members and the Association’s brand.

Article 15

Observe reasonable standards of financial and business practice including:

15.1.    having up to date accounts that are audited if required

15.2.    maintaining up to date and accurate books of account and financial records

15.3.    not be an unrehabilitated insolvent   

Article 16

For Occupational Health and Safety purposes, manage their premises, yards and all construction sites and activities in such a manner as to achieve no less than a 4 star rating as defined in the Master Builder South Africa safety system.

Article 17

Demonstrate a commitment to skills development and training that is practicable and commensurate with the size of the enterprise and the nature of the work it undertakes.

Article 18

When undertaking work for clients, work at all times in terms of a generally recognised standard form of contract, or to a written contract which contains all of the essential elements to ensure efficiency, fairness and certainty in the dealings between the Member and its clients.  

Article 19

Ensure it adheres to reasonable standards of Human Resource and Labour Relations practice including:

19.1.    Maintaining written contracts of employment with all personnel

19.2.    Implementing and observing generally accepted HR policies and procedures.      

Article 20

Be registered with the following where required by legislation:

20.1.    SARS for purposes of

20.1.1.    PAYE

20.1.2.    VAT

20.1.3.    UIF

20.1.4.    Skills Levies

20.2.    The COID Commissioner or FEM

20.3.    CIDB

20.4.    NHBRC

20.5.    All other bodies for which registration is required for the specific Member undertaking the     specific work it performs.