Medical weighing scales are needed to ensure correct drug dosages and treatment are administered. Cllr Geoffrey Theobald OBE, Chairman of LACORS has described the accuracy of weighing scales as ‘a matter of life and death’.
A study of the NHS by LACORS in 2008 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 – contributing to weight management being an essential part of daily routine.
For many years, scales have provided an easy and reliable method to gauge general fitness. Typical bathroom scales, however, cannot determine the health effects of weight changes such as whether weight gain can be attributed to fat or muscle.
This blog post takes a look at why weighing scales play such an important role in sports, with tips from athletes in a wide range of sports.
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.
But how do certain industries use floor scales - and what industries are these? Marsden finds out.
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.
Achieving the right body weight - your fastest weight - will help you be both. Three months ago, we gave amateur runner Matt Smith a Marsden M-550 to help him find the perfect weight, tracking his progress as he did so. Here’s Matt’s story...
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.
To ensure you get the most out of your body composition scale, this blog post will help you understand the measurements the scales provide - and if you need any more help, get in touch with our team.
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.
However there is more to a Trade Approved scale than simply being legal for trade use. This blog post explains why a Trade Approved scale, even when you’re not buying or selling based on weight, will benefit your business.
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. Their highly useful readings - like body fat percentage, fat mass, fat free mass, basal metabolic rate and total body water - to give you a complete picture of your body. You can read what each reading tells you here.
This month, we have updated our body composition scales, and they now provide more body composition readings than ever. But what are they and what do they mean? This blog post explains.