Is it safe to have a metal back box securely fixed to a wall but exposed so that it can be touched?

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The box should be earthed so it will be safe

Answered by Farrah, Electrical Safety Expert

The box should be earthed so it will be safe. It should also be of the type that is suitable for surface mounting rather than for internal mounting.

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