IP Ratings

0 Not Protected
1 Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm
2 Protected against solid objects greater than 12mm
3 Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm
4 Protected against solid objects greater than 1mm
5 Dust Protected
6 Dust Tight

0 Not Protected
1 Protected against dripping water
2 Protected against Dripping water when tilted to 15 degrees
3 Protected against spraying water
4 Protected against splashing water
5 Protected against water jets
6 Protected against heavy seas
7 Protected against the effects of immersion
8 Protected against submersion

Zone 0

Is inside the bath or shower area itself, any fitting used in this zone must be a max 12v and be rated at least IP67.

Zone 1

Is the area above the bath to a height of 2.25m from the floor. this A minimum of IP44 is required in the zone. If the fitting is 240v a 30ma residual current device (RCD) must also be used to protect the circuit in this zone.

Zone 2

Is an area stretching 0.6m outside the perimeter of the bath and to a height of 2.25m from the floor, an IP rating of at least IP44 is required in this zone. It would be good practice to include a radius of 60cm from the wash basin.

Zone 3

Any area outside the fore mentioned areas (subject to specific limits) No IP Rating is required unless water jets are used for cleaning than an minimum rating of IP65 is required.