Cloakroom Light Switch


We've just made a cloakroom out of a utility room on our single skin extension. Had plastering done and all finished. Unfortunately we've both realised that our light switch is a wall mounted one and, with two children, are pretty sure that this is not a safe option to have along with a sink and a toilet.
My question, if anyone can help, is what can we do to rectify our problem? Do we have to chase out our newly plastered wall to install a pulley on the ceiling (it will have to be done if there is no alternative) or is there anything we can purchase that can be used in conjunction with or replace the wall mounted switch without having to move it?
I hope I make sense, and your assistance would be very much appreciated.
K
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abc wrote:

Couldn't you drill through the wall and mount the light switch on the outside of the room, depending you layout off course
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There's no requirement in the regs for a pull-cord operated switch unless the room has a bath or shower in it. However, if you want something more waterproof than a regular switch, you could fit an outdoor switch in the same position.
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Assuming existing wiring to switch goes up into ceiling space, could you access it from above, and hence leave the existing wall cabling in place but disconnected? Then just replace wall switch with blanking plate. (Or polyfilla...!)
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