Washroom Accessories

Grab Rails : Toilet Backrest

Grab rails or grab bars are used to help with balance, support, as an aid to assist with transfers, increase mobility and to assist with making everyday tasks easier for those less abled.

When picking grab rails for your rooms, there are few things you need to consider.

  1. Safety
  2. Mobility
  3. Stability
  4. Australian standards
  5. Installation

Safety

The main point of grab rails is help assist the user move within a room safely. The best way to ensure safety is to only use grab rails specific for the room. A great example for this is using anti-ligature or security rails which are designed for prisons, psychiatric hospitals and other environments where the users mobility and safety need to be considered.

Something to also consider is what the user’s preferred hand to use the grab rail would be. Grab rails are often designed to be hand-specific, left hand or right hand.

Always get advice about which grab rail is the right pick for what room, as this will ensure you’re buying the correct product first time round.

Mobility

Independent living and mobility is important for many people and providing the equipment to assist them is readily available. Grab rails can be installed for the home, office and public spaces to assist people maintain mobility and independence.

There are several different types of grab rails for all rooms including the bathroom, shower and toilet. These rail types include drop down rails, toilet backrests, shower grab rails, freestanding toilet rails and straight rails.

Stability

Grab rails must significantly help with stability. They must be designed to handle the force and pressure being applied and are made from strong, durable steel which make the user feel like they can trust the equipment they are using. They must also be easy to hold on to and slip-resistant. Some grab rails come with a peened or diamond shir-grip option for added grip. Each manufacturer of grab rails and accompanying accessories can provide you with their recommended cleaning guidelines to ensure dirt and grime that builds up overtime is easily and often to minus a slippery surface.

Australian Standards

Australian Standard guidelines are written and enforced to ensure that accessible equipment like grab rails and toilet backrests are installed and used correctly. A private dwelling, however, is exempt from these regulations. These Standards allow for all accessible bathrooms to be uniform and usable for anyone who needs. To check that your rail selection meets these requirements simply ask your sales representatives and they will be able to assist you.

Installation

Installing grab rails are generally easy to do, but sometimes they may require a professional to ensure they are mounted on the right surface. If you’re installing them at home, make sure you have read all the instructions provided and the chosen surface is suitable for a grab rail to be installed on. No matter what room you’re installing the grab rails in, please ensure that the surface can hold the grab rail and they are fully accessible to the user as their safety is the main priority.

At Washroom Accessories, we have a massive selection of grab rails for all spaces residential and commercial. There are so many styles to choose from and a variety of colours are also available.

We sell grab rails at unbeatable deals, you won’t find them cheaper anywhere else in Australia. We also offer a price match guarantee on our products. Need a specific grab rails, but can’t find it online? No worries, simply call to chat to one of our friendly team members on 1300 662 683 and we will help you find the right product!

All grab rail orders over $150 receive free delivery Australia-wide.

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  • Bradley

    9574 BACKREST FOR ACCESSIBLE TOILET

    AS1428 Compliant, Waterproof Cushion, Concealed Fixing
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    HIGHLY RATED
  • Bradley

    BACK REST 9575 FOR ACCESSIBLE TOILET

    Ergonomically designed white polyurethane, padded, water-proof cushion 40mm thick
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    NEW PRODUCT
  • Bradley

    COMBINATION GRAB RAIL WITH INTEGRATED BACKREST

    This is perfect for any bathroom!
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  • Caroma

    WHITE BACKREST WITH CURVED ARM

    Adds a touch of style and elegance to a backrest!
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    GREAT VALUE
  • Con-Serv

    SAFE ASSIST BR395 FLOOR MOUNTED BACKREST

    Backrest support for single toilet suite
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  • Con-Serv

    SAFE-ASSIST BR400 BACKREST WALL MOUNTED

    UV stabilised High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) rounded edge back support
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  • Con-Serv

    SAFE-ASSIST BR440 BACKREST WITH STRAIGHT RAIL 450MM

    Extended mount can be installed on left or right hand side of cistern
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  • JD MACDONALD

    PBR35 PADDED TOILET BACKREST STRAIGHT ARM

    Disabled Compliant Backrest When Installation Correctly
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  • JD MACDONALD

    PBR35A PADDED TOILET BACKREST WITH CURVED ARM

    Used in conjunction with the GRE07, GR08 Sloping and GRE300 Straight Grab Rails
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  • Metlam

    ANTIMICROBIAL ANMB BACKREST CURVED VANDAL PROOF

    Backrest is secured using tamper resistant security screws (supplied with unit)
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  • Metlam

    DISABLED MLR119 TOILET BACKREST WITH WHITE PAD

    Adjustable Depth and Height, Fully Compliant with AS1428.1
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  • Metlam

    DISABLED TOILET GRAB RAIL SET WITH NO PAD BACKREST 40 DEGREE

    Fitted with concealed fixings and adjustable depth to suit installation requirements
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  • Metlam

    DISABLED TOILET GRAB RAIL SET WITH NO PAD BACKREST 90 DEGREE

    Fully compliant with AS1428.1
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  • Metlam

    DISABLED TOILET GRAB RAIL SET WITH PADDED BACKREST 40 DEGREE

    Installation instructions provided with item
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  • Metlam

    DISABLED TOILET GRAB RAIL SET WITH PADDED BACKREST 90 DEGREE

    Backrest has adjustable depth to suit installation requirements
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  • Metlam

    DISABLED VANDAL PROOF MLR119 TOILET BACKREST NO PAD CURVED ARMS

    Backrest is secured using tamper resistant security screws
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  • RBA

    BACKREST STAINLESS STEEL

    Perfect for bathroom safety and is accessible compliant!
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  • RBA

    RBA SINGLE DRESS PLATE FOR PANEL MOUNTING

    Toilet Partition Mounting
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  • RBA

    RBA4150 GRAB RAIL WRAPAROUND AND BACKREST 40 DEGREE

    Stainless Steel Left Hand
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  • RBA

    RBA4150 GRAB RAIL WRAPAROUND AND BACKREST 90 DEGREE

    AS1428.1-2009 compliant
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