Specifying Handrails for Hospitals

Specifying Handrails for Hospitals

Product Insight – Specifying Handrails for Hospitals

Handrails in hospitals often need to serve more than one purpose. They can provide support and respite to patients, protect walls from bumps and scrapes and help wayfinding. Below we highlight some of the key variables to consider. 

In a hospital, the support element we consider vital to protect patients from falls, protecting their health and dignity. We offer several different types of handrail, however our Dual Rail is most preferred as this offers both support and protection. 

HBN-00-04 and Document M give guidance to offer optimum "protection from falling, collision and impact"

Handrails need to be easily identified and located for support and wayfinding and should be selected in a colour that has a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) that is 30 points different from the surrounding surface. 

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