Introducing: Grab-a-Rail

Designed by inventor Steve Michael from Senior Home Solutions and brought to life by AKW, the Grab-a-Rail is the latest innovation to join the AKW Accessible Kitchens range.

What is Grab-a-Rail?

The Kitchen Grab-a-Rail is a lightweight support rail system designed to increase user independence and reduce the risk of trips and falls when navigating the kitchen.

Watch our video and Steve Michael will tell you more.

Features & Benefits

  • Tested to a max. load of 15.5st/100kg
  • Quick and easy to install, with four safe and secure fixing points per bracket
  • Available in two sizes: 600mm/1000mm
  • Can be trimmed down; 1000mm to 810mm, and 600mm to 450mm
  • Minimalist design, supplied in white
  • Optional left and right-handed returns available, a useful feature to help prevent items catching on the rail ends/corners
  • Can be fitted to a minimum worktop thickness of 28mm, if fitting into routered channels in the underside of the worktop, the minimum thickness is 32mm
  • Install in new AKW kitchens or retro-fit into existing kitchens, with different options available based on the installation of the units
  • Lifetime warranty

The Story of Grab-a-Rail

The Grab-a-Rail is a strong counter-level grab rail developed by Steve Michael, Director of Senior Homes Solutions, which is designed to increase independence and reduce the risk of falls when navigating the kitchen space.

How Grab-a-Rail came to be…

“The idea came to me following a training course I attended at a Parkinson’s centre. I realised the gap in provision for helping those with mobility, ageing and health issues navigating around their kitchens more safely. I then undertook months of product development and testing to create the Grab-a-Rail design. The end result is a safety rail that can be fitted within an hour and works in most kitchens.”
– Steve Michael, Director of Senior Home Solutions

On being approached with the Grab-a-Rail design…

“Our company strapline is ‘Life Made Better’, so when Steve approached us with his design and test results from the University of Birmingham, we were very interested. The kitchen is a notoriously difficult space to move around for those with mobility or visual impairments and this simple, easy to install solution will make life better for many.”
– Stuart Reynolds, UK Marketing & Product Management Director at AKW

AKW first previewed Grab-a-Rail at the Occupational Therapy Show at the NEC, Birmingham in November 2022, where product feedback was immensely positive.

We’re now extremely excited to have spent the year working with Steve to launch this fantastic product as part of the AKW Accessible Kitchens range. Browse Online