Chamber of Engineers calls for amendments to engineering warrant
DATE: 21 March 2011
The Chamber of Engineers believes that it is time for certain amendments in the law regarding engineering warrants, in order to better reflect current circumstances.
“Over two decades have passed since the awarding of the first engineering warrants. The Chamber has been working on a number of proposals related to this issue and will be presenting them to the Engineering Board that regulates the profession. The Chamber also offers to assist the Board in order to carry out the necessary amendments as swiftly as possible,” said Ing. Saviour Baldacchino, President of the Chamber of Engineers.
Ing. Baldacchino was speaking during a recent presentation to 50 engineers, who were given their warrant by Hon. George Pullicino, Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs. The warrant was presented to 25 mechanical engineers, and 24 electrical engineers, as well as one ICT engineer.
Whilst congratulating the engineers, Ing. Baldacchino remarked that the warrant was an important milestone for the engineer. “The warrant signifies a level of maturity; the capability of carrying out the duties of an engineer, and the professional responsibility that goes with it,” he said.
Ing. Baldacchino explained that the establishment of the engineer’s warrant was the work of almost ten years. “Much hard work and effort can be attributed to the Chamber of Engineers. Since its inception, the Chamber noted the importance of the warrant. The Chamber was the trigger that set the ball rolling towards the Parliamentary Act regarding the engineering profession.”
He also encouraged the newly warranted engineers to join the Chamber as members, in order to strengthen the voice of the engineer in society. “The Chamber of Engineers will continue working to assist in the progress of the profession, while being of benefit to the community.”