• Weight resistance: 500Kg (1,100 pounds)
  • Total dimensions: 997mm x 80mm x 73mm
  • Bar outside diameter: Ø 33mm
  • Bar length: 917mm, 36"
  • Flange covers: Ø 80mm
  • Clearance between bar and wall: 40mm
  • Bar material (25mm): zinc-plated steel
  • Bar finish (3mm): glossy antibacterial vinyl
  • Mounting flange (4mm): 304 stainless steel
  • Snap flange covers: Polyamide 6 - fiberglass reinforced nylon (glossy)
  • T-junction: aluminium
White Vinyl (917mm, Ø 33mm, bariatric)
White Vinyl (914mm, Ø 32mm)
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This long grab bar for indoors has intermediate support points to reinforce the attachment to the wall. When they are appropriately installed, Bobrick bariatric grab rails can resist up to 500Kg (1100 pounds). B-980616x36 is therefore suitable for people with high body mass index and any accessible sanitary facility, such as bathrooms and healthcare premises. The materials of this grab handle are zinc-plated steel in the inner part and a 3mm glossy antibacterial vinyl coating, which is biocompatible and warm to touch. Regarding the interior of its smaller components, the mounting flange is made of 4mm thick stainless steel, the snap flange covers are nylon and T-junctions have aluminium inside. Such bariatric grab rail can be durable, if it is properly maintained (please do not use abrasive substances and keep away from air that is hotter than 80ºC).

Applications:Adapted bathrooms for disabled, Adapted toilets for disabled, Bathroom, Bathtub, Changing room, Healthcare, Public Toilet, Shower, Wash basin, WC, WC-Bidet

What do English regulations (Document M) say about grab rails?

We have published a blog post with a Doc M mini-guide to choose the most suitable grab rails for different wheelchair-accessible sanitary facilities and fix them in the right area. You can read it by clicking here.

Regarding contrast, what colour surface is the best for this finish?

Every finish reflects some light, which is measured on a scale from 0 to 100 (called light reflectance value, LRV). The difference between the LRV of two finishes is the contrast.

One grab rail and the wall or floor should have at least 30 points of contrast in accessible sanitary areas inside buildings other than dwellings according to the English regulations (Approved Document M). People with visual impairments and conditions like dementia require that these fittings have this minimum contrast with the surrounding surfaces in case of average light situations.

For instance, in case of a white painted wall (value around 85), a grab rail with a darker finish should be chosen (55 at most), like brushed stainless steel or blue.

The examples below are illustrative.

Illustrative light reflectance values (LRVs)
Yellow, beige60-80
Orange, light blue, light green40-60
Polished stainless steel40-60
Brushed stainless steel40-45
Proper green, blue or red, dark grey10-25
Black, brown5-10

Check the LRVs of the products involved by consulting the technical sheet your manufacturer may have provided you. If they have not, you could do some research on the exact shade of colour (there are dozens of blue, each one with a different value: cobalt, indigo, sky, teal...). Also consider the finish; metal, glass, wood or plastic do not cause the same reflectance. 

What are the pros and cons of each finish?

We have written a blogpost about it. Please, click here.

What to consider when looking for bariatric equipment?

We put together in this blogspot what we consider the main concepts. In any case, one should bear in mind users' needs as well as their condition and the location.

Guarantee1 Year
ConstructionMaterialsZinc-plated steel in the inner bar, AISI 304 stainless steel in the mounting flange, nylon in the covers and aluminium in the T-junction
Packed Weight3.02 kg
FinishesOther FinishesWhite vinyl
DimensionsProduct Height80 mm
Product Width997 mm
Product Depth73 mm
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