In the Zone

Due to the increased risk of electric shock, special care needs to be taken when carrying out electrical installations in rooms such as bathrooms. Malcolm Doughton looks at the latest amendments governing these specific locations.
The electrical requirements for zones within a location containing a bath or shower were introduced in April 2000 in Amendment 3 to BS7671:1992. Since then, there have been a number of amendments to these requirements, and this
article considers the current requirements relating to the zones as identified in BS7671:2008 (2011),
Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations, Seventeenth Edition.
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