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Kitchens and bathrooms
Special regulations govern the electrical work in kitchens and bathrooms because of the extra danger presented by the presence of water. If you intend working in these areas, refer to the I.E.E. Wiring Regulations to familiarise yourself with the requirements.
Some of the rules included are:
Light switches in a bathroom should be of the pull-cord ceiling mounted type.
Electrical socket outlets are not permitted in a bathroom. The only exception to this is the type specially designed and approved under the appropriate British Standard for electric razors.
Electrical socket outlets in a kitchen should be sited so that it is not possible to touch them when using the sink.
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