I think the 0.6m is just a general requirement that no fittings be within that distance of any part of the shower cubicle.
If the shower opened toward the left here, that switch would have to be much farther away under the general rule that it must not be able to be touched by anyone in a bath or shower. The distance specified for that is 2m (about 6' 6").
The twin socket would be allowed only if this were a shower cubicle in, say, a bedroom. In a bathroom, the only socket outlet allowed is a xfmr-isolated low-power one for an electric shaver.
Re: Guide to U.K. IEE Regs.#78546 10/04/0106:52 PM10/04/0106:52 PM
Originally posted by Dspark: > Anyone who could reach that far would not technically be in the shower.
Precisely their objective!
Strangely though, we can have "instant" electric showers fitted right in the cubicle under the shower head with just a thin layer of plastic cover and some sealant (we hope!) between a cascade of water and 240V to ground. Then they make such a fuss about not having a socket anywhere in a bathroom. Go figure.
Re: Guide to U.K. IEE Regs.#78548 10/04/0108:33 PM10/04/0108:33 PM
>Precisely their objective! But the objective can be met with just 1 m of separation (30" NEC) unless you have some really tall people in which case, they are probably at greater risk for taking out luminaires with their heads.