Prescribed Cable Zones: What You Need to Know



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BS7671UK wiring regulations define prescribed zones to run cables within walls to avoid this situation. Installing cables in these locations reduces the risk that someone will drill through or hammer a nail into a hidden cable.

Even if you aren't an electrician understanding the prescribed areas in which cables could be located will reduce the chances of damaging a hidden cable.

In this video, we explore why prescribed zones aren't "safe" zones, the requirements for RCD protection and other options to protect cables buried within walls.

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00:00 Prescribed cable zones
00:40 Options to run cables in walls
01:40 BS7671 - 522.6.602 Cable zones
03:00 Vertical and horizontal cable runs
03:40 Changes of direction to wiring accessories
05:00 Share this information with non-electricians
05:20 Prescribed zone not a safe zone
05:40 Additional protection by RCD
06:40 Other options 522.6.204
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