To solve this problem, special equipment is installed in toilets and bathrooms, which is a system of handrails with fasteners. It facilitates self-care for people with limited mobility and reduces the risk of possible injuries. Such systems have a number of requirements, in particular:
Placement of auxiliary support equipment should be carried out in sanitary units of all facilities and institutions of social and other orientation, visited by people with low mobility. In addition, it is recommended that it be installed in the bathrooms and toilets of apartments and apartment buildings where persons with disabilities reside. This will help them to perform independent hygienic service without the help of accompanying persons and at any time.
There are several basic varieties of special handrails, namely:
They all include such types of elements as:
Their combination makes it possible to make visiting the sanitary unit by people with limited mobility the most accessible and safe.
The standard set of equipment includes everything necessary for its installation:
In some cases, kits are supplied without fasteners, which positively affects their cost, but requires its separate purchase. It is important that during the installation of all parts must be fixed securely and absolutely still. To this end, you should use bolts of considerable length and strength, as well as dowels and other devices that allow fixing the supports to stone and concrete surfaces.
Handrail mounting locations must be chosen so that they provide the greatest degree of freedom for people with disabilities when using sanitary equipment. Thus, their installation is obligatory near the bathtub. Most often a fixed angle handrail is mounted there. Near the sink, corner products of rounded or rectangular shape with rounded corners are mounted. In the toilet is usually attached hinged or sliding handrails, providing ease of moving from the wheelchair to the toilet and back.
Longitudinal supporting auxiliary handrails are also installed along the main walls of the toilet. They make it easier not only for people with low mobility, but also for the elderly and people with mobility problems. Thus, about 6-7 handrails of various types are needed for large public sanitary rooms, and about 3-4 for homes (assuming that the bathroom and toilet are separate).