Monthly Archives: April 2018
Weighing children has been an integral part of monitoring health since the 19th century - when Dr Edward Reynold declared “Nothing is more important in the routine care of infancy than the daily weighing of the child.”
Since then, whether children should be weighed has caused some debate. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver even weighed in on the subject in 2015 - encouraging schools to weigh pupils more often.
Care home scales are crucial for weighing residents on admission and also for regular monitoring of health whilst they are at the home.
Increasingly bariatric patients are put forward for care homes, but according to this report one in ten care home staff has forced to turn away an obese person due to a lack of bariatric facilities.
Weighing is critical in food manufacturing – it takes place at almost every stage of the production process.
From weighing raw materials to the vehicles carrying finished goods, it’s important that the scales are accurate, reliable and, where appropriate, legal for use.