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Shower Riser Rail

A lightweight but robust polyester powder-coated anodised aluminium riser rail with inclusive-design sliding handset holder, mechanism release extender and fixing plates for wall mounting alongside Horne T605--2L dual-mode showers and enabling assisted showering in care settings. Drawing reference D11397. 675mm long between fixing point centres. May also serve as a supportive grab rail. To be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Part Numbers

70-6600 - wall-mounted riser rail in white/grey with sliding handset carriage. Includes mechanism Release Extender. For vertical mounting only. For care applications.

70-6601wall-mounted riser rail in orange/grey with sliding handset carriage. Includes mechanism Release Extender. For vertical mounting only. For care and dementia-friendly applications.

Designed and manufactured by Horne Engineering Ltd.

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  • Robust yet lightweight powder-coated extruded anodised aluminium bar
  • Maximum load 150Kgf
  • Durable injection-moulding elbow fittings and carriage mechanism
  • Available in white (RAL 9010, LRV=84) or dementia-friendly orange (RAL 2011, LRV=27)
  • Handset holder removable (for replacement) without demounting riser rail
  • Handset holder with finely controlled friction grip - 'fishing-reel' technology
  • Unbreakable handset gripper
  • Height and attitude of handset holder easily altered with clenched fist - low actuation force
  • Infinitely variable handset positioning (rotation)
  • Extra height allowance caters for taller users
  • Mechanism Release Extender allows easy lowering of high-set handset for wheelchair and shorter users
  • Easy maintenance
  • Tailored branding available

Regulatory Compliance

For the arrangement of the shower controls and adjustable head heights, 3 current regulatory documents advise slightly different configurations. From a manufacturing perspective, it is extremely difficult to manufacture a product that meets all of these documents. Below is a summary of the requirements for each document (note, in particular, the inclusion/omission and mounting height of the secondary fixed shower head).

Please read our section on Regulations for more information.

Document / Feature Building Regulations Doc M BS:8300 Sport England Accessible Guidelines
Lever Control see BS 8300 yes yes
Control Markings logical & clear logical & clear not mentioned
Control Height (mm) 750-1000 750-1000 1000
Adjustable showerhead height (mm) 1200 - 1400 1050 - 1850 1400
secondary showerhead height (mm) not specified  not required 1800 (fixed)

Changing Places Facilities

Please note that the guidelines for Changing Places facilities are a hybrid of the DOC M and BS 8300 requirements:

There is no requirement for a secondary shower head (as BS 8300) and the adjustment range of the shower handset should be between 1200-1400 above finished floor level (as Doc M).  A 2 metre hose may also be specified for assisted showering.

Therefore, in Changing Places and other public accessible installations, where self-service showering may also be required, our T108A2L and related designs are recommended. Our T1Y8A2L and related models include the riser rail in deep orange to enhance colour and tonal contrast perception for the visually impaired, including by neurological decline (e.g. dementia).  Practical and intuitive, these models feature the riser rail mounted directly on the shower panel.  These shower ranges are also suitable for residential and acute care settings

The white or orange wall-mounted riser rail above is intended for pairing with our T605A2L and related dual-mode showers.  This package is practical only for care settings, especially where space for shower provision may be limited, and offers versatility for unsupervised and assisted showering provision. This shower range features an automatic flow diverter valve; when the hose is connected at the side of the panel the water flow automatically switches from the fixed shower head (unsupervised shower mode) to the handset, specifically to facilitate assisted showering. It is recommended that care providers control the use of the detachable hose and handset for assisted showering events

Matching supportive grab rails are also available (these omit the handset carriage mechanism) and are suitable for vertical, horizontal or diagonal wall-mounting adjacent to accessible baths, basins and WCs.

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