A switch cover arrangement for a push-botton electrical switch of the type having a switch actuation button, a switch body on which the button is mounted, and a pair of switch terminals mounted on the switch body protects the switch from its environment and prevents the application of excessive force to the switch actuation button. The switch cover arrangement includes a base plate to which the switch body is secured, and a housing to which the base plate is secured. The housing defines a central cavity for receiving the switch body and the switch button. The central cavity is closed at a first end by the base plate. The switch cover arrangement also includes a button cover mounted for sliding movement in the central cavity toward and away from the base plate. The button cover has a stop portion for contacting the base plate so as to limit sliding movement of the button cover in a direction toward the switch body.