Straight grab rail with 4 hole fixings and flat ends.This plastic coated grab rail is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Rounded ends for additional safety.Comes in 3 sizes:25mm x 300mm, overall length of 420mm25mm x 450mm, overall length of 570mm25mm x 600mm, overall length of 720mmStraight Rails are wall-fixed rails which run in one direction only. They can be fixed in a horizontal - vertical or at an incline.Screw holes are drilled to fit screw size 8. (Fixings not included)
Although primarily used in the bathroom and toilet, grab rails can be positioned anywhere in and around the home to provide support. Conveniently placed rails will provide help in four ways:
- to push or pull against when standing up
- to provide a steadying support while sitting down
- to provide a firm grip when transferring from one position to another
- for balance when standing, walking or dressing
Most are attached to the wall. The type required will depend upon the situation and the hand or arm strength of the person. A combination of vertical and horizontal rails is often helpful.
Grab rails are only as strong as the wall to which they are fixed and the fixings that are used. Unfortunately many modern houses which were built as cost effective, thermally efficient buildings do not have internal walls that are ideal for the installation of wall fixtures such as support rails and shower seats.
You will need to ensure that you are using the correct type of fixing for the material of the wall.
When choosing a grab rail there are many factors to consider.
Check that the rail is comfortable to hold and there is sufficient room between the rail and the wall to allow the person to secure a strong handgrip.
It is recommended that there should be a space of about 4-6.5 cm between the fixing surface and the underside of the grab rail.
Ensure that the rail is comfortable to hold especially if the person has weak or painful hands.