Is it legal for the main fuse in a domestic property to be inaccessible. The main fuse in my property is behind the kitchen worktop and cannot be removed in case of an emergency.

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According to the wiring regulations all electrical equipment is required to be accessible for operation, inspection, testing, fault detection, maintenance and repair

Answered by Farrah, Electrical Safety Expert

According to the wiring regulations all electrical equipment is required to be accessible for operation, inspection, testing, fault detection, maintenance and repair.

There are also accessibility requirements in the building regulations approved document M. However, these requirements are not retrospectively applied.

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