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Professional Negligence, Liability & Risk

Professional architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers and other consultants often find themselves doing work which could expose them to legal liability. Yet very few understand the risks to which they are exposed or the standard of care which the law expects. In this one day workshop we focus on negligence and liability of professionals. The relationship with the employer, contractor and members of the public is considered.

This workshop is useful not only for professionals but also for contractors and employers. Contractors and employers may be at the receiving end of a negligent professional or may themselves be negligent. Their actions could exacerbate the negligence of a professional or increase his liability.

It is important that all players in the construction industry understand:

  • the standards of care expected of them;
  • who they owe a duty of care to; and
  • What consequences follow if the standards of care are breached.

Delegates who have attended this course should:

  • Understand that professionals may be liable in contract or in delict;
  • Understand the difference between liability for negligence and fitness for purpose;
  • Understand when they will be liable for their own negligent acts;
  • Understand when they may be held liable for the negligent acts of others;
  • Understand how insurance is used to protect the professional’s interests;
  • Understand the standard of care which they are expected to show and know how this standard of care applies to different practical situations;
  • Know what is expected of them when supervising and certifying work;
  • Have worked through a number of cases where professionals were found to be negligent and understand why the courts held the professionals liable;
  • Have practical skills in seeing situations which could give rise to liability and avoiding them;
  • Understand when they will/not be liable for the acts of employees and subcontractors; and
  • Be aware of the importance of maintaining high professional standards.

 Learning Objectives

This workshop focuses on negligence of professionals and liability of professionals for their negligent acts. This workshop considers the professional’s relationship with the client and the contractor but also with the general public.

Delegates who have attended this course should:

  • Understand that professionals may be liable in contract or in delict;
  • Understand the difference between liability for negligence and fitness for purpose;
  • Understand when they will be liable for their own negligent acts;
  • Understand when they may be held liable for the negligent acts of others;
  • Understand how insurance is used to protect the professional’s interests;
  • Understand the standard of care which they are expected to show and know how this standard of care applies to different practical situations;
  • Know what is expected of them when supervising and certifying work;
  • Have worked through a number of cases where professionals were found to be negligent and understand why the courts held the professionals liable;
  • Have practical skills in seeing situations which could give rise to liability and avoiding them;
  • Understand when they will/not be liable for the acts of employees and subcontractors; and
  • Be aware of the importance of maintaining high professional standards.
Type: Course
CESA Validation Num: CESA-413-08/2016
CPD Points: 1
Provider: Binnington Copeland & Associates (Pty) Ltd
Presenter: Various
Fee: R 3 833.00 excl. VAT
R 4 369.62 incl. VAT
R114.00 discount incl. VAT for CESA members
Schedules:
  • CESA Training Centre, Johannesburg , Paulshof
  • Tue 6 June 2017  08:30 to 16:30