What are grab rails?
Grab rails are essential for enabling people to move safely around both buildings and the environment. Rails aim to provide stability and support by assisting people to walk carefully, particularly in the context of stairs, transport and in bathrooms. By balancing your weight, grab rails can greatly reduce fatigue, enabling you to continue with your everyday activities. At ILC, we can assist you in finding the most appropriate, safe and secure grab rail for your needs.
Things to consider
When choosing the right grab rails in Perth for your needs, it’s not only crucial to ensure the product you select fits your requirements, but also meets the Australian safety standards. The construction of the grab rail must be a single piece of material with no joins (except for where flanges are welded on), must be between 30 – 50mm in diameter and be at least 60mm from the wall or mounting surface.
The type of material used for the rail is also important to consider. Railing can be manufactured using a wide variety of materials including Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Galvanized Tubing and can be finished with a contrasting colour, especially benefiting those who may be visually impaired. The coating can also improve the grip of the handrail. Some coating options include:
- Chrome/Polished rails: are hard wearing, however can be slippery when wet.
- Epoxy Coating: Provides a warmer feel to rails, is hard wearing and will reduce the effects of condensation.
- Slip Resistant Textured Finishes: provide extra grip although may be uncomfortable for sensitive hands.
Contact us today
If you’re looking for grab rails in Perth, talk to our friendly and experienced team at ILC. We provide a free and impartial advisory service to help you choose the right product for you and can guide you. Grab rails are essential for the safety of those who may need assistance walking or moving. To find out more about hand and grab rail options in Perth, please contact us today.