Medical weighing scales are needed to ensure correct drug dosages and treatment are administered. Cllr Geoffrey Theobald OBE, Chairman of LACORS described the accuracy of weighing scales as ‘a matter of life and death’.
A 2008 study of the NHS by LACORS found that of 8,000 sets of scales inspected across 200 hospitals in the UK, a third were inaccurate.
The use of weighing scales in sports is unique because athletes and active individuals have high daily energy expenditure – so weight management is an essential part of daily routine.
Scales provide an easy and reliable method to gauge general fitness.
Industrial floor scales are used in british industries and around the world to weigh large, heavy or awkwardly shaped goods.
You’ll be able to find a floor scale that meets your needs - and this blog post is here to help. Not every floor scale is the same, so take care when deciding which scale is right for you.
There is such a thing as your ‘fastest weight’ - if you’re a dedicated runner, you’ll probably already know this.
Speed and endurance depend on how fit and healthy you are, and how hydrated your body is. Regular training will result in losing weight over time - but knowing what your fastest weight is also extremely useful. You need to be light enough but your body needs to be resilient.
Body composition scales provide a complete picture of body health - useful in hospitals for medical diagnosis and in gyms to help with achieving fitness goals.
When it comes to choosing the right medical scales, Marsden is here to help. As the largest provider of scales to NHS hospitals and with a broad medical range to choose from, we’ve a medical scale for every need.
Marsden’s M-4XX series floor and baby scales are highly accurate digital medical scales for hospitals and GP surgeries - capable of weighing patients of all ages.
Legally, Trade Approved scales must be used when weighing in commercial transactions – when the purpose of weighing items is to determine the price.
A failure to use Trade Approved scales for this purpose can result in a fine in excess of £1000, according to Trading Standards.
A body composition scale tells you more about your body health than a standard weighing scale: it provides information on individual elements such as water, fat and your metabolism.
Marsden body composition scales, when tested, were within 3% of the DEXA ‘gold standard’ of body composition.