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"Grab Rails and Bathroom Accessories
for the Aged and Impaired"

Company Background

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Established by Stephen and Karen McGowan in 1991, Safety Rails Australia is a family business which has grown from an idea to a fully-fledged company, now employing multi skilled staff and servicing and international market.

Managing Director Stephen McGowan has worked in the disabled aides care industry since 1985 and brings to his company a strong awareness of the challenges faced by people with physical limitations. This knowledge, combined with the skill of designers and engineers who recognise the requirements of builders and architects, ensures Safety Rails Australia’s products are innovative and appropriate while meeting safety standards and building regulations.

From its modest beginnings, Safety Rails Australia quickly grew to supplying builders and architects Australia wide and in 1994 broke into the export market supplying grab rails to Japan. Within a year this export market had expanded to include distributers in Singapore and Malaysia with much of the work coming through personal recommendations from existing clients.

Over the last 20 years, we’re very proud to have built such a solid reputation for quality and service, which in turn has led to a natural growth in the suite of products we now offer our customers. We reached the point where safety rails themselves became one product among many others that we supply. We now supply the following:

  • Grab Rails
  • Shower seats
  • Shower and Bed screen curtain tracks
  • Shower curtains
  • Hand showers and holders
  • Washroom equipment
  • Bathroom accessory kits
  • Braille signage

So as a business, having “Safety Rails” in the company’s trading name became somewhat limiting. This is why we have decided to introduce our new division – SureCare, a name which we believe better encapsulates who we are and what we can provide you.

All of our products – including stainless steel accessories, grab rails, bed screen tracks and shower seats – are made to standard or custom specifications, using Australian stainless steel. Everything we produce conforms to Australian standard AS1428.1 for design access and mobility, and the vast majority of our products are manufactured in-house at our premises in Campbellfield, Victoria.

Many of our products such as our folding shower seats and assisted WC and shower rails have now been accepted as standard fittings for nursing homes, elderly care facilities and hospitals.