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This type of system requires RCD protection. All electric heaters and water heaters in a bathroom must be fixed and permanently wired into the wall. Hot water central heating or underfloor heating is the safest way of keeping a bathroom warm, but if you do have an electric room heater it must be out of the reach of someone in the bath or shower – fixed at a greater distance than 0.6m. Also, the electric heaters should be controlled by a pull-cord inside the bathroom or by a switch located outside.
Splashing out on a whirlpool tub - Do you dream of a whirlpool tub? Increasing numbers of homeowners are turning luxury into a reality by installing spa baths. Pumps are fitted underneath the bath and an isolator switch must be located outside the bathroom to turn off the mains power and be RCD protected.
Bath time television? Having a waterproof TV in the bathroom can help you relax whilst watching your favourite programme or movie. You can even install TVs that double up as mirrors when switched off. By law all TVs have to be fitted into a wall cavity and the area around the screen siliconed to prevent water getting in. You’ll need a depth of 75mm to 85mm so that the screen sits flush with the wall. To prevent the screen steaming up the TV glass is heated. You’ll also need speakers, which like the TV must be hardwired into the wall or ceiling.
This article is the second part of the "Turn your bathroom into a safe sanctuary - bathroom electrical datasheet from NICEIC" - electrical safety tips from NICEIC(read the PDF online or read other safety tips/fact datasheets from NICEIC).