Weighing industry news
For funeral directors and funeral services in Scotland, regulations changed this month - and now, weighing is an important part of the regulations.
The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 are superseding the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 1935. The new regulations request a combined weight of the coffin and the deceased - with guidance from the National Association of Funeral Directors stating: funeral directors operating in Scotland should take steps to obtain access to suitable weighing equipment as soon as possible.
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
Though platform scales and pallet truck scales are suitable for a great amount of heavy duty industrial weighing - sometimes they are not the most appropriate solution. Which is where crane scales come in.
Crane scales are used to weigh objects suspended from a fixed position. Crane scales are equipped to deal with large industrial weighing applications. Marsden crane scales are capable of weighing up to 20,000kg.
The Patient Transfer Scale is officially launched today, at a small but significant event at Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell, Glasgow, Scotland.
The PTS is the first scale of its kind in the world. It means that immobile patients can be weighed faster and with greater dignity - as existing methods can be time consuming and cumbersome. We believe the scale will ‘revolutionise’ patient care.
Since 1889 a platinum-iridium cylinder was made, which was to serve as a global standard for weighing: the kilogram.
Now, scientists have voted to change the way a kilogram is defined - from Le Grand K (as it is known), to a measure based on electric currents.
According to NICE guidelines, patients admitted to hospital should have “a weight on admission and then a weekly weight.”
However, many patients do not have an accurate weight recording. According to Hilmer, as many as 30% of patients are not weighed at all - and many patients, especially immobile patients, have their weight estimated.
Current solutions for weighing immobile patients are time-consuming and cumbersome, according to former NHS nurse and Patient Transfer Scale inventor, Gillian Taylor. But what are the issues with weighing immobile patients, and why should estimations of weight be avoided? Our new white paper, which can be downloaded below, explains.
The Patient Transfer Scale is now available to pre-order through this website - and this autumn and winter, the very first examples off the production line will head out to various events around the UK and beyond.
It’s your opportunity to be one of the first to see it first hand - and also meet the inventor, former NHS Scotland Emergency Department nurse Gillian Taylor.
Next month, the Patient Transfer Scale will be unveiled in Germany, when it appears at one of the largest medical trade shows in the world: Medica.
Last year the fair was attended by over 120,000 people and had more than 5000 exhibitors, so it’s the perfect opportunity for us to showcase a scale which has been lauded by press and public alike.