The Assessment Panel shall consist of no less than three and no more than five members, appointed by the Accreditation Programme Manager for their knowledge of professional practice, assessment processes, their understanding of the good practice in water meter installation and verification, and having regard to stakeholder representation and geographic distribution.
Each member shall be appointed for a two year term with ability to be reappointed on completion of a term. Each panel member shall be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and cannot disclose any of the information used in the workbooks submitted by applicants.
Assessment Panel members’ names and affiliation shall be made known to applicants at the time of application. Applicants may, with a stated reason, request that a particular Assessment Panel member not assess their application. Such requests shall be made through the Accreditation Programme Manager.
Assessment Panel members shall declare any conflict of interest, including any commercial association with an applicant for accreditation, and shall not assess that application. The Accreditation Programme Manager shall have the power to appoint a replacement Accreditation Panel member to act when a panel member is requested by applicant to stand down or if a panel member declares a conflict of interest. This would be to ensure that a specific area of expertise on the panel is not compromised.
The Assessment Panel shall convene as required and its terms of reference shall include but not be limited to:
To be confirmed.