Code of practice
The Code of Practice was set out by the founders of the British Society of Master Glass Painters and has been updated to reflect modern practices. All Fellows and Associates must abide by the Code or they can be stripped of their accreditation. The Code represents good practice for professional stained glass artists and all our members are urged to reflect it.
BSMGP members will:
I. familiarise themselves with, comply with and be subject to the Memorandum, Articles of Association and Byelaws of the Society.
II. conduct all work with integrity and within the law, accepting responsibility for their own work and for work subcontracted by them, demonstrating by personal example the conduct of a professional.
III. make every endeavour to ensure that all work is carried out to the highest standards, including any subcontracted work.
IV. submit estimates and endeavour to work within them or to explain and negotiate any necessary revisions in consultation with clients.
V. act honestly and ethically in all dealings and will take due care to respect the relevant interests of clients and fellow professionals.
VI. observe copyright law regarding art and artwork.
VII. observe those laws relating to the care and maintenance of ecclesiastical buildings (e.g. the Faculty Jurisdiction of the Church of England) and historic buildings in general (e.g. Planning regulations and legislation protecting DNH Listed Buildings).
VIII. be familiar with current Health and Safety regulations.
IX. eschew discriminatory behaviour on irrelevant bases of gender, race, disability, sexual preferences or cultural variations.
X. make clear in any public statement that they are acting in a personal capacity, unless authorized by Council to speak or act on behalf of the Society.
XI. do nothing to bring the Society into disrepute.
XII. cooperate with any investigations initiated by the Society arising from complaints against any member alleged to have infringed this Code.