Cooker Switch Distance from a Hob or Cooker

There are many guides for the minimum distance a socket or cooker switch can be from a hob or cooker. The reason there are recommendations for the minimum distances is to reduce the risks associated with electrical switch gear or socket-outlets being too close to a hob or oven.

Depending which guide you read relating to cooker connection units near hobs and ovens, the distances range from 100mm to 300mm. As the recommen