Grab rails are used to assist with balance and support, as an aid to assist with transfers, or in areas where a slip or fall is considered a high risk. Common areas of use include assisting individuals with transfers on and off the toilet or in and out of a bath, providing stability and support in the shower or assisting with mobilising up and down a single step.
Features of grab rails to consider Construction A grab rail must be designed to withstand the force applied to it. Consideration should be given to the construction of the rail, how it is joined together and the thickness of the rail tubing. This will help determine the strength of the rail and how much force can be applied through it.