Safe-Assist Backrests for Healthcare Applications

Date: 07-07-2021

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

The Backrest provides support that improves the comfort of using a toilet while simultaneously providing an acceptable level of safety for the disabled, aged, and infirmed.

Con-Serv patented Backrest options as shown are compatible with all cisterns. But due to the different dimensions in cistern design, 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. Floor mount Backrest test report – 3104.11 and Wall Mount Backrest test report – 3411.11

Backrest Options

Backrest Suitability

For further information, refer to the Backrest Suitability Guide or contact our team on 1300 467 322 or email



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