Summary Bulletin: Electrical Safety in Bathrooms 2nd ed.
Authors: Joanne Quinn and Catherine Bridge
Illustrators: Andrew Fowkes and Michelle Svenger
Published: 12th May 2014
Audience: Consumers, Industry
The update of the 2005 Summary Bulletin on Electrical Safety in Bathrooms addresses changes in regulations and the prevalence of open-plan shower areas and hand-held showers, in both contemporary bathroom designs and in modified bathrooms. It examines the current regulations for electrical safety in the bathroom and the need for additional safety provisions when hand-held showers and open-plan shower areas are included. A wide range of approaches for increasing electrical safety are reviewed, including the use of safety switches, methods of preventing accidental water spray from showers, and methods of protecting electrical devices from accidental water spray.
1st ed. Electrical Safety in Bathrooms: Summary Bulletin by Lara Oram, May 2006.
Reprinted December 2006
Contribution of Authors:
This is the second edition of the Summary Bulletin: Electrical Safety in Bathrooms, replacing the original publication of the same name, authored by Lara Oram (2005).
Joanne Quinn undertook the research for this second edition. She developed the content, and formatted and wrote the Summary Bulletin.
Catherine Bridge provided guidance for the bathroom electrical safety information contained in this document. She also reviewed the Summary Bulletin document.
Table of Contents
Regulatory Requirements for Electrical Safety
Required water resistance for electrical bathroom equipment
The Need for Increased Electrical Safety in the Bathroom
Preventing accidental water spray
Protection from water spray, wet hands, and condensation
Approaches for Bathroom Electrical Safety – Comparison
Bathroom Electrical Safety Checklist
Appendix 1: Standards Relevant to Electrical Safety in the Bathroom
Appendix 2: Bathroom Zones
Appendix 3: IP Code – water ingress
Specialist Review Panel
|Jordana L. Maisel||Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, University at Buffalo, State University of NY||Research Panel|
|Beverley Garlick||Royal Australian Institute of Architects, NSW||Industry Panel|
|Keith Stevenson||NSW Home Modification & Maintenance State Council||Industry Panel|
|Jane Bryce||Guide Dogs NSW/ACT||Consumer Panel|
|John Stolk||Energy Safe Victoria||Guest Expert Panel|
|Mark Dearlove||Master Electricians Australia||Guest Expert Panel|
You may use the following form to send us anonymous feedback on this publication.
* Denotes required fields