Animal weigh-ins are commonplace at zoos all around the world - with the information shared internationally about thousands of endangered animals.
According to Dr Tara Pirie from the University of Reading, “Recording the weights and size of animals in a zoo directly benefits their welfare, and could potentially help in the global conservation of their wild counterparts.”
But how and why are zoo animals weighed, and can a weight reading really help save a species? This blog post explains.
A legal-for-trade scale - also known as a Trade Approved scale - is one that has been tested and approved for legal use in the buying and selling of goods.
If an unsuitable weighing scale is used in the process of buying or selling based on weight, it is not only illegal but may lead to ‘an unlimited fine’ following a Trading Standards visit. In 2014-15, there were 1045 Trading Standards Inspectors of Weights and Measures, who could visit your business at any time - and penalise you for failing to use Approved scales.
But what are the reasons a scale might be rejected by Trading Standards for legal-for-trade use? Marsden explains.
Weight gain is typically associated with eating too much and not doing enough exercise - but there have been many studies which suggest there are more factors at work.
Last year, Marsden published this blog post highlighting 10 things your doctor wishes you knew about weight loss. It highlighted the effects stress and a lack of sleep can have on your weight.
But what other things that might not have crossed your mind may be influencing your weight loss efforts? Marsden investigates.
Pallet truck scales combine a pump truck with a high capacity weighing scale.
A popular choice for factories and warehouses, they allow palletised goods to be weighed quickly and easily.
“We are currently in the process of renovating our warehouse space and looking at ways of improving efficiencies at the same time,” Arville told Marsden in a recent case study - and a pallet truck scale will help them to achieve this.
Being overweight can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. Therefore, accurate weighing of plus size patients, using appropriate weighing scales, is vital.
A bariatric, or plus size, patient is one who weighs over 159kg (25 stone) or has a BMI greater than 30. However, further patients could be subject to bariatric policies should their weight distribution, size, height and mobility problems determine it.
Happy new year from all at Marsden!
And to mark the arrival of a new year, we’ve got an arrival of our own to bring you.
The Marsden M-320 is a brand new baby scale, which combines Class III Approved accuracy with a lightweight, easy to carry design - perfect for health visitors and midwives. Here is all you need to know about the new scale.
We’re still in the middle of festive season, and for most people - even those who plan to detox or lose weight in January - putting the brakes on the chocolates and red wine probably seems far off in the distant future.
Right now, no-one wants to think of the diet regimes that will likely be on their resolutions list less than a week from now. But actually, a bit of pre-planning now may go along way and help you when it comes to those long, boring, calorie-less days of January 2019.
Today is the last working day at Marsden before Christmas - but don’t worry, you can still order through this website 24/7 as normal.
Between Christmas and New Year, if you need to speak to a member of our team to ask a question or get technical support, or prefer to order your weighing scales over the phone, our Head Office will be open at the times below.
Thursday 27th December: 10am-4pm
Friday 28th December: 10am-4pm
Monday 31st December: 10am-4pm