Toilet Safety Rails for Disabled People
A bathroom for people with disabilities must meet the requirements that are necessary for comfortable self-care. If we are talking about public institutions, then such a restroom is equipped, in accordance with all the norms established by law. At home, there are no such strict standards, but it is quite possible to use them for your own convenience.
Toilets for people with disabilities
Typically, special toilets are purchased for disabled people. They are distinguished by a slightly modified shape, as well as height.
If you have no money to buy such a toilet you may buy special safety rails. Thus, if necessary, it can be removed and installed at any convenient time. This device also allows you to change the height of the toilet.
As mentioned above, toilets for the disabled are different from the standard in height. This indicator should be equal to at least 45 cm. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for a person moving with a stroller to change seats.
If it is not possible to purchase a special toilet rail or pad, then at least it is worth raising the toilet due to the designed podium. It is best to place the toilet not too close to the corner, the distance between the sidewall and the device should be at least 75 cm.
The flush button should be convenient and located in the nearest access, for example, on a wall or floor.
Handrails in the bathroom
There should be several handrails in the bathroom. In order to use the toilet was not difficult, it is necessary that two safety rails were installed next to it. They can be set into a wall, floor or directly on the toilet itself. At least one of the rails must be reclining.
Also, safety rails must be installed next to the sink and shower. In this case, their height from the floor level must be observed. This indicator is usually equal to 75 cm. Anchorages should be as reliable as possible and selected taking into account that significant pressure will be exerted on them.
Safety rails’ lock
Safety rails are affordable and effective support structures. There distinguish the following types of rails:
- fixed railing, used when free space is available;
- with vacuum suction cups;
Made of stainless steel, plastic. They can be chrome and corrugated. They should withstand up to 150 kg of weight. For the convenience of the disabled, safety rails are installed on both sides of the toilet, near the sink, in the shower cabin and near it.