light switches now ok in bathroom?

Am I right in think that the rules regarding light switches have changed. Are they now permitted?

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CM Prestige Heating & Plumbing Ltd
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No I don't think so unless I'm behind knowledge.
17th Nov 2015
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Yes
16th Nov 2015
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the regulation of the bath room the switch and the light must be in Zone 3 or 2.5 meters high
12th Mar 2016
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No, a pull cord only or situate the light switch on the outside wal by the door
8th Oct 2015
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Hi. If it is more than 0.6 of a metre from the end of the bath or shower, it is permitted.
31st Oct 2016
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AEJ Electrical
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No switch apart from pull switches allowed in bathrooms.
7th Jan 2017
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They should be controlled by a ceiling mounted pull-cord switch, where the cord is made of insulating material, or a wall switch, which must be mounted a set distance away from the areas considered special zones within a bathroom.
28th Feb 2017
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Beenrecommended
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I wouldn't any way only a pull cord
21st Sep 2015
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Mac-Electrical Services
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It dependes on how far the light switches are in reference to the bath, sink and shower. All switches must be outside zone 1 & 2 according to regulations, preferbly outside bathroom / shower room, or in cealing with pull cord.
20th Apr 2017
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Light switches are only permitted outside the bathroom and not in the bathroom, as someone in the bathroom with moist or wet hands can be exposed to the risk of an electric shock. Only pull cord switches are allowed in the bathroom. The bathroom circuits must also be RCD protected.
23rd Aug 2018
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Light switches are not allowed in bathrooms it has to be a pull cord or a switch outside.
26th May 2020
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