Product Profile: Hand Rail Options for Health Care and Hospital Settings

Hospitals are all about the wellbeing of their patients and clients, so it makes sense that hand railing is an important inclusion in health care settings. We explore some of the frequently asked questions about hand railing, and outline a number of popular options that are compatible with health care settings.

Why are hand rails important and what are the benefits?

Hand rails are important in community facilities for a number of reasons, as they are designed to provide mobility support for users and protect the general public from accidents and injury. They are a vital source of accessibility for aged and mobility-impaired people, and help provide direction for anyone trying to navigate the building. Additionally, they provide protection for walls in communal areas, helping to minimise damage and general wear and tear.

Why would interior designers use hand rails in healthcare interiors?

Hand rails are no longer the ugly workhorse that they used to be, and nowadays come in a range of stylish designs and colours that make them appealing to interior designers. The additional benefit for architects and designers is that they are OH&S compliant, ensuring that they meet all the necessary safety requirements.

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Why would clients want hand railings in their buildings? 

Hand rails are a desirable inclusion from the client’s standpoint because they help ensure the safety of anyone who enters their premises. They provide additional support for those who require help with mobility and being OH&S compliant, can reduce the incidence of slips and falls that lead to personal injury.

What are the different hand railing options available? 800 Series Handrail

  • Provides protection to the wall and support for users
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Greenguard certified for non PVC profiles
  • Can minimise seams with standard 12’ handrail lengths
855 Handrail
  • The wayfinding accent strip is available in an expanded selection of colours and patterns
  • Provides protection to the wall and support for users
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Greenguard certified for non PVC profiles
  • Continuous mounting ligature resistant bracket is available to address safety issues for patients in mental health or similar areas by eliminating the gap between the wall and handrail
900 Series Handrail
  • Cost-effective handrail for areas that require support for residents, patients and visitors
  • Multiple handrail bracket combinations offer added design options
  • Easy installation, clean up and maintenance
940 Smooth Handrail
  • Has the new smooth texture and sleek modern design
  • Offers greater circumference and distance between handrail and wall, enabling firmer grip
1000 Handrail
  • New innovative look
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Continuous mounting ligature resistant bracket is available to address safety issues for patients in mental health or similar areas by eliminating the gap between the wall and handrail
1100 Handrail
  • Offers an angular surface to expand wall protection while providing easy gripping ability
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Can minimise seams with standard 12’ handrail lengths
  • Continuous mounting ligature resistant bracket is available to address safety issues for patients in mental health or similar areas by eliminating the gap between the wall and handrail
1200 Handrail
  • Comfortable and functional gripping surface with ergonomically designed handrail thumb groove
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Can minimise seams with standard 12’ handrail lengths
1255 Handrail
  • Comfortable and functional gripping surface with ergonomically designed handrail thumb groove
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Can minimise seams with standard 12’ handrail lengths
  • Continuous mounting, ligature resistant bracket is available to address safety issues for patients in mental health or similar areas by eliminating the gap between the wall and handrail
2000 Handrail
  • Provides forearm support for pedestrians and wheelchair users with the unique flat surface
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Can minimise seams with standard 12’ handrail lengths
  • Multiple handrail bracket combinations offer added design options
3000 Handrail
  • Provides better gripping ability with ergonomically designed thumb groove
  • Delivers superior impact protection with internal vinyl bumper on lower portion of the handrail
  • Meets safety codes and compliance requirements
  • Minimise seams with standard 12' rigid vinyl lengths
  • Continuous mounting ligature resistant bracket is available to address safety issues for patients in mental health or similar areas by eliminating the gap between the wall and handrail
3500 Silhouette Handrail
  • Engineered to provide an ultimate hand grasp for all users
  • Handrail protects interior walls from damage using an expanded impact surface
  • The wall guard extends beyond the handrail with an internal vinyl bumper to deliver superior impact protection 17,442 different colour combinations
Bariatric Handrail
  • Returns and corner are designed to support 450 kg
  • Reduces the risk of obesity related injuries
Round Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Wider surface to better support those with mobility issues
  • Comfortable to grasp
  • Easy installation
  • Easy to clean
  • Bracket plate conceals screws to preserve sleek aesthetic
Oval Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Wider surface to better support those with mobility issues
  • Comfortable to grasp
  • Easy installation
  • Easy to clean
  • Bracket plate conceals screws to preserve sleek aesthetic
Slip-fit Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Slip-Fit™ Bracket for cutting on-site without finishing edges
  • Bracket plate conceals screws to preserve sleek aesthetic
HR9 Timber and Bamboo Handrail
  • Warmth of natural material
  • Stained to a variety of colours

Prominent projects that have used our hand railing: 

Our hand railing has been used in a number of major healthcare developments:

  • Bendigo Hospital
  • Bega Hospital
  • Blacktown Hospital
  • Tamworth Hospital
  • Wollongong Hospital
  • Epworth Hospital
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May 27, 2016 By Acculine