BBUGS encourages its engineers to abide by the professional engineering requirements of the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland.
BBUGS site tours and technical meetings qualify as Chartered Professional Development Hours (150hrs required per 3 yrs) and individual certificates are issued after each meeting.
Geotechnical Engineering work carried out at a mine site must be either carried out by a registered RPEQ Mining Geotechnical or done under the direct supervision of an RPEQ Mining Geotechnical. For a list of Registered Professional Engineers in Queensland (RPEQ) Mining Geotechnical click here. and select geotechnical (mining) as the Area of Engineering, for RPEQ registered from 01/07/08. There are also appropriate RPEQ from the civil and mining areas of engineering that were RPEQ registered prior to 01/07/2008 but have practiced as mining geotechnical engineers. BBUGS has over 25 members who are RPEQ Geotechnical (Mining), RPEQ Civil and RPEQ Mining.
To register as an RPEQ you must have 5 years experience in the industry. Click here for RPEQ registration details which involves an assessment of geotechnical mining qualifications from AusIMM.
The BPEQ Code of Practice describes the conduct and obligations of a professional engineer.