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1. Work consisting of—
(a)replacing any socket-outlet, control switch or ceiling rose;
(b)replacing a damaged cable for a single circuit only;
(c)re-fixing or replacing enclosures of existing installation components, where the circuit protective measures are unaffected;
(d)providing mechanical protection to an existing fixed installation, where the circuit protective measures and current carrying capacity of conductors are unaffected by the increased thermal insulation.
2. Work which—
(a)is not in a kitchen, or a special location,
(b)does not involve work on a special installation, and
(i)adding light fittings and switches to an existing circuit;
(ii)adding socket outlets and fused spurs to an existing ring or radial circuit; or
(iii)installing or upgrading main or supplementary equipotential bonding.
3. Work on—
(a)telephone wiring or extra-low voltage wiring for the purposes of communications, information technology, signalling, control and similar purposes, where the wiring is not in a special location;
(b)equipment associated with the wiring referred to in sub-paragraph (a).
4. For the purposes of this Schedule—
“kitchen” means a room or part of a room which contains a sink and food preparation facilities;
“special installation” means an electric floor or ceiling heating system, a garden lighting or electric power installation, an electricity generator, or an extra-low voltage lighting system which is not a pre-assembled lighting set bearing the CE marking referred to in regulation 9 of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994(1); and
“special location” means a location within the limits of the relevant zones specified for a bath, a shower, a swimming or paddling pool or a hot air sauna in the Wiring Regulations, sixteenth edition, published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the British Standards Institution as BS 7671: 2001 and incorporating amendments 1 and 2.”
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