This autumn, Marsden is launching the new Patient Transfer Scale, a device that will change the way hospitals weigh immobile patients.
The weighing of immobile patients is a problem for hospitals. The primary methods, weighing by hoist and by bed scales, are both time consuming and cumbersome, often meaning that weights are guessed during time critical treatment.
Trade Approved scales are used in a wide range of industries. When price is based on weight it is a legal requirement that the scale used is Trade Approved.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose means your business can incur heavy fines. Craig Fisher from Trading Standards told a recent Marsden white paper: “The fines can be level 3 - which means in excess of £1000 - for matters in relation to inappropriate use, manner of erection of equipment etc. But for all other matters it would be an unlimited fine.”
Weighing toddlers is crucial for monitoring changes in health. An extreme change in weight or being at a weight far from the norm can be a sign of poor health.
As a result, weighing has formed a critical part of the growing up process. It is recommended that babies are weighed every month for their first six months, then from six months to one year weighing every two months should suffice.
Not every industrial scale need can be matched with a standard product - sometimes a bespoke weighing scale is needed to meet your specific requirements.
Regardless of industry, whether it is a bench, platform or counting scale, and whether it needs to be a Trade Approved scale or not - the highly skilled Marsden team can build a bespoke weighing solution exactly to your needs.
But how can you work out what you require, and what should you do next? Ask yourself the following questions, or contact us here and our team will help guide you through the process.
Measuring a baby’s weight is essential if you want to see if he or she is growing as they should. As a parent, it provides peace of mind in those early months and years when you want to know that your child is healthy.
Usually, babies are weighed at birth and then on a regular basis by a midwife or health visitor. In the UK, as part of the National Child Measurement Programme, a child is then weighed when they first start primary school.
Baby scales at home are ideal if parents want to check their baby’s weight more frequently, however, and in this blog post we look at when and how your baby should be weighed.
Your business could be fined if unsuitable scales are being used for the purposes of weighing items to determine a price.
Legally, Trade Approved scales must be used when weighing in commercial transactions – and inappropriate use could mean a large penalty and the scale could be forfeited.
Marsden has worked with Trading Standards on our latest white paper, Trade Approved Scales: Why you should be using them, and you can download the white paper further down this blog post.
Inventory control, accurate shipments, value for money and reduced wastage: These are all benefits that counting scales bring to a business.
Counting scales make counting of multiple items much faster, and can be much more accurate than counting items by hand. A typical job for a counting scale is counting small items of identical weight, like nuts and bolts.
Dog scales are a crucial way of monitoring pet health. A pet’s weight can be the first and sometimes the only indicator of poor health, and currently pet obesity is the number one issue facing veterinary surgeons.
Marsden animal scales are used by veterinary surgeons nationwide, as well as well-known animal shelters such as the RSPCA.
The vet scales range are also suitable for weighing dogs at home. Read on to find out why you should weigh your pet and which dog weighing scale meets your requirements.