These are manual devices designed to assist the user maintain their balance whilst walking up and down stairs. The user holds the bar and moves it progressively up / down while ascending or descending. If a sudden movement is made, such as if the user was to loose their balance, the rail / bar locks in position giving a secure handhold.
If you need help installing these rails you could search for local competent traders, such as carpenters and handymen, who meet relevant standards at trustatrader.com
In many areas age concern run a handyman scheme. For a small charge, and if you are over 60, this scheme may be able to assist with small jobs such as fitting hand rails, spy holes in your door, replacing tap washers, and fitting smoke alarms or telephone extensions. To find your local age UK service click here.
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