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Grab Rails

16th Jul 2021


Both wall-mounted vertical grab rails and drop-down support rails should be fixed to the wall either side of a peninsular toilet to offer support to people while transferring and while seated.

Drop-down rails can be lowered to assist during transfer or to provide support to a person while seated on the toilet. They should be raised back against the wall when not in use, so they do not obstruct transfer using a hoist.

It is essential that grab rails, support-rail fixings and the structure on which they are fitted are strong enough to support the weight of a person.

More detail on rails can be found on p.52-53 of our Practical Guide.


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