Keeping medical equipment clean and hygienic can be just as important as the weighing itself.
Weighing scales in a medical environment should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to help to prevent the spread of diseases. If the scale is contaminated with blood, it should be cleaned using appropriate equipment and protective clothing should be worn.
To put it into context, five tonnes is about the same weight as a hippopotamus; twice the weight of rhinoceros or the equivalent of ten grand pianos.
Though these aren’t on the list of weighing scale uses that might surprise you - that we produced during 2017 - in 91 years of selling scales to British industry we have seen many of our heavy duty scales being used for everything from weighing parcels to more exotic subjects.
What scales do slimming groups use?
The Marsden team is asked this question all the time. Sometimes it’s home users, sometimes it’s consultants with their own slimming groups. People ask because they know slimming groups use accurate, robust scales - and they want the same.
The goods news is that Marsden supplies some of the UK’s leading slimming groups with weighing scales. Here’s what they use and why.
A pit mounted scale is a weighing scale which fits flush to the floor – and is therefore perfect when you’re low on space. Marsden pit mounted scales are fitted with an underframe for support within the pit.
Pit mounted scales are built for heavy duty weighing – with high capacities available up to 3 tonnes (3000kg). The design of this type of scale means a pallet truck scale can be rolled over with ease. Additionally, even higher capacity loadcells can be added at your request, to sustain the weight of a fork truck.
Marsden’s 2018 medical catalogue is out now – and can be downloaded free by clicking the link below.
We are the leading provider of medical scales to NHS hospitals, as well as a popular choice for GP surgeries, pharmacies and clinics.
In the last 12 months we’ve continued to push forward the capabilities of a weighing scale – and over the course of the next few years much more will be done to help you deliver accurate weight assessments. You can read more in the catalogue, but here’s just a few things to be aware of:
Managing weight at home is important for wheelchairs users because it prevents hospital visits and also increases independence.
According to Rough Draft Ventures, obesity is twice as likely to occur in people who use wheelchairs compared to those who don’t. So, regular weighing will help you to keep an eye on your weight, meaning you can react to any gains in weight - and in turn improve your body health.
Marsden revealed last week that 33% of New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight.
As we are keen to help you lose weight this blog post will look at another piece of advice: why you shouldn’t lose weight too quickly. Here’s why: