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Does anyone know of any regulations for mounting heights of 3 phase dis boards in commercial premises .
Part M of the building regs is really only for domestic properties and having a dis board @1200mm off the floor in an office block just does not seem right.
 
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Shakey

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none that i know of
same here, it would have to be reasonably accesible (so probably not at the top of a ladder), but other than that, like you said, its outside of part m
 
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tony.towa

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Possibly the only thing that might have a bearing is the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 which requires switching to be at a level suitable for access from a wheelchair. This is another one of those wonderful interpretation situations as generally distribution boards are not included within the definition of "switching" though I have heard of one case where a local authority (who else) required a DB mounted at 1200mm.
 
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Shakey

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Possibly the only thing that might have a bearing is the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 which requires switching to be at a level suitable for access from a wheelchair. This is another one of those wonderful interpretation situations as generally distribution boards are not included within the definition of "switching" though I have heard of one case where a local authority (who else) required a DB mounted at 1200mm.
tony, but why would the local authority be meddling with 3 phase boards???
 
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tony.towa

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Hi Shakey

The local authority wanted their offices to be user friendly for disabled people and therefore decided that mcbs in a dis board would be classed as switching. I assume that political correctness was the order of the day as in their reception they now have welcome in about a dozen different languages.
 
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