Submitted on Tuesday 16th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)
Make engineering a protected trade
At present anyone can legally call themselves an engineer, even if they are a technician or a plumber. The term 'engineer' should be made into a protected trade, similar to doctors and accountants, so that only those who belong to a recognised body of engineers may call themselves engineers.
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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:
This would be a matter for the existing professional bodies (eg The Institution of Civil Engineers or The Institute of Structural Engineers etc etc)
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