We already know that getting the weight of a patient wrong can be fatal; it’s why the Class III approval process was introduced.
But ensuring weighing scales are as accurate as possible is just the start. What about transferring the weight data of a patient to a central database?
With under one month to go until the introduction of the new IMO/SOLAS regulations, there has been a little more clarity on the 'light touch' period following 1st July that we mentioned in our previous SOLAS blog post.
To recap, following years of planning, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will be bringing in a system of verified weighing to every container to be exported by ships from 1st July this year.
With a vast range to choose from, selecting the perfect medical floor scale can be a difficult and often daunting process to undertake.
But with ninety years of experience and expertise within the medical weighing sector, here at Marsden we believe we are best placed to give you all the advice which you may need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Last year, Marsden donated two weighing scales to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The donation of the V-150s, which are now being used to weigh new arrivals at the shelter, led to Marsden visiting Battersea at the end of last year.
It was when we visited Battersea that we realised how important veterinary scales are for them on a day to day basis.
At the start of the year, we announced the products due for launch by Marsden in the first half of 2016.
All of the products we featured filled gaps in our existing product range.A great example was the B-300 Parcel Scale, which is our first true parcel scale offering - and a portable one at that!
With the IMO/SOLAS container weighing regulations coming into effect on 1st July, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency held a meeting with members of the industry at the end of April.
The purpose of the meeting was to respond to any questions that - as yet - had not be answered, and to provide clarification on some of the more detailed aspects of the regulations.
Many people consider their pets as part of their family, but when it comes to health and nutrition people can lack the knowledge they need to keep their pet fit and healthy.
It is suggested that within the next five years the number of overweight pets will be greater than the number of healthy pets.
Since last year, we have been documenting the various updates to the 2016 IMO container weighing regulations which come into force on 1st July. You can read our latest update here.
With help from a number of freight companies, we’ve also been working on the best solution for weighing containerised goods so that there is a verified proof of weight when the container reaches the port.