EHC Global Launches NT SafeRail™ Handrail Solutions to Healthcare Market


Lakeridge Health is World’s First Healthcare Provider to Implement NT SafeRail™

September 19, 2016 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, announced the global launch of NT SafeRail™ handrail solutions to the healthcare market with Durham Region-based Lakeridge Health serving as EHC’s launch customer. Escalators at Lakeridge Health’s Oshawa hospital have been retrofitted with EHC’s patented NT handrail, which feature permanent and vandalism-resistant safety messages to encourage safe and responsible escalator use.

“EHC’s newest innovation, NT SafeRail™ has been engineered to maximize passenger safety, accessibility as well as traffic flow on escalators and moving walks in both indoor and outdoor applications,” said Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC. “NT SafeRail™ expands EHC’s comprehensive suite of escalator safety and accessibility solutions, which include NT MotionRail™ motion indicators, NT AMRail™ antimicrobial handrail, NT ColourRail™ and D-Flector™ skirt brushes.”

Developed by EHC, the NT thermoplastic urethane (TPU) handrail platform was introduced in 1997 as an environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced alternative to conventional rubber-based products. Available in a wide range of sizes and colours, NT handrail is recyclable, easy-to-clean and requires minimal maintenance. With the addition of NT SafeRail™ to the NT platform, designers and operators now have the option to select a preconfigured safety message or design their own graphic to meet local code requirements, language and/or branding considerations. NT SafeRail™ is ideally suited for a wide range of applications including healthcare facilities, public transit systems, airports, shopping malls, department stores and convention centers.

“The safety and comfort of our patients, staff and visitors is of upmost importance,” said Neil Clarke, Director Engineering, Infrastructure and Security at Lakeridge Health. “Our hospital is dedicated to providing the very best experience to our patients and their families. Every part of our hospital contributes to that goal from our clinical spaces to our escalators. We are thrilled to be the first healthcare facility in the world to implement EHC’s NT SafeRail™ solution at our Oshawa site!”

About EHC Global Inc.
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil and China and a global network of sales offices including Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit

About Lakeridge Health
Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. Our dedicated team of health care professionals give their all every day to keep improving the quality of care delivered, drive down wait times, and improve results. We have four hospital sites and three Emergency Rooms and many services our community rely upon including a leading regional cancer centre, diabetes management, dialysis, adult and children’s mental health services, and a newly renovated Women’s and Children’s program. For more information about Lakeridge Health, visit


Media Contacts:
John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547

Daina Porter
Manager, Communications
Lakeridge Health Foundation
1 Hospital Court, Oshawa, ON
O: 905-576-8711, Ext. 3814
M: 905-391-0181


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