A support device for toilets, bidets and the like, the backrest was introduced into the Australian Standard for Access and Mobility to comply with the changing requirements for sanitary facilities.

By providing support, the backrest improves the comfort of using a toilet while simultaneously offering the assurance of an acceptable level of safety for the disabled, aged and infirm.

Con-Serv Corporation Australia offers a range of patented backrest options designed for compatibility with all cisterns. However, since cistern dimensions may vary, it is essential to select the correct backrest option to comply with the Australian Access and Mobility Standard AS 1428.1-2009 for single (Figure 52 of AS 1428.1-2009) or combined (Figure 50 of AS 1428.1-2009) sanitary compartments.

Tested by the Australian National Testing Laboratories Pty Ltd (ANTL) as outlined in clause 15.2.4 Backrest of AS 1428.1-2009, a careful selection from the Con-Serv Safe-Assist backrest range will ensure full compliance with the Australian Standards requirement. 

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