Grab rail, hand rail or rail by any other name!
Rails assist with balance, support and transfers so the selecting the right product for your needs as well ensuring compliance with standards such as AS1428 is important1,2. There are different types and applications….
Valuable resources are available from the UNSW Home Modification Information Clearinghouse and the Independent Living Centre of WA.
1. CTA, 2018. Handrails and grab rails: Interpretations of the Australian standards AS1428.4. Retrieved from http://www.cobbletac.com/standards_accessmobility_grabrails.html
3. Govt SA, 2013. Grab rails: Clinical considerations for prescribers. Retrieved from https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx? src=http%3A%2F%2Fdes.sa.gov.au%2F__data%2Fassets%2Fword_doc%2F0013%2F20920%2Fgrab-rails-clinical-considerations-for-prescribers.doc
4. Barlow, G. and Bridge, C. 2017. DIYmodify FactSheet : Choices for grab rails. ISBN:978-0-7334-3729-8. Available from www.homemods.info.
5. DES SA, 2013. Disability information: Grab rails. Retrieved from https://www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/13711/grab-rails.pdf