Bathroom Pull Cord Switches

Pull cord switches have been common in UK bathrooms for decades, but are they actually required?

Bathroom Switches

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Although common, there is no requirement to use pull cord switches in a bathroom. Normal wall switches can be used provided they are outside the zones - which for a bath means more than 60cm away.

Other nonsense is light switches placed outside the room - never a requirement and just an inconvenience for everyone.