Bad Weather and Good Handrails

05/03/2018

A couple of specks of the white stuff and our country grinds to an agonising halt; the roads are chaos, A&E is full and don’t even think about trying to get a plane journey. The UK simply doesn’t cope with harsh weather. Is it a coincidence that a spell of ‘bad’ weather has seen a huge spike in handrail sales?

No matter how able bodied you are, trying to navigate an ice covered garden path can be difficult, dangerous and in some cases downright hilarious. In other cases however, slips and trips can lead to major accidents, broken bones or at the very least a trip to the already overflowing A&E department of your local hospital.

Picture the scene however with one simple addition- a handrail. You cling to that rail for your life, using it to skate along the icy path or to prevent you from falling down a set of steps into a shivering ball of misery. A garden handrail or stair access rail is therefore a very understated, functional device that is often overlooked until it’s too late.

Sales of said handrails have increased dramatically over the last week and it comes as no coincidence given the smattering of snow the ‘Beast From The East’ and ‘Storm Emma’ have provided. The public soon realise that a handrail would have helped them out or stopped them falling over. Damaged or rotten wooden handrails are replaced with longer lasting metal alternatives and commercial customers seize to opportunity to reduce their potential accident liability in our modern day claim culture.

At DioMet we have a range of standard off the shelf stair handrails available from stock, ready for speedy delivery in sizes from 500mm upto 3500mm in one single piece. Other ramp handrails, disabled access handrail or bespoke garden rails can be made to order with short lead times and completely tailored to your individual needs.

So whether it’s to help grandma get around the garden, give the kids something to hone their Tony Hawk skateboarding skills on, or simply for practical everyday access, don’t overlook the importance of a simple handrail.

 

              Get in touch with us to discuss your handrail requirements on 0114 243 9009 or email sales@diometonline.co.uk 

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