Hoist Weighing Scales
What is the M-600?
The Marsden M-600 is a MDD Approved and Class III Approved hoist weighing attachment, ideal for use in care homes and hospitals. Marsden hoist weighing attachments have a 200kg capacity and graduations to 100g.
What does MDD Approved mean?
If a device is MDD Approved it means that the device meets strict safety requirements which are enforced in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC) is one of three directives which cover all medical equipment, used in diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment.
It is a requirement for hoist weighing attachments to be MDD Approved, and Marsden manufactures the only MDD Approved hoist weighing attachments in the UK.
What does Class III Approved mean?
For medical weighing purposes, Class III Approved scales must be used.
When a medical weighing scale is Class III Approved, it means the scale has been built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet a certain standard. According to the NAWI directive, all scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. An EU notified body rigorously tests these weighing scales to assure the user that they are accurate and reliable.
Who uses the M-600?
The M-600 is ideal for hoist weighing in hospitals and care homes, with a large indicator for easy weight readings by medical staff. Healthcare professionals nurses find the M-600’s features easy to use and mean getting a weight reading is quick and simple. A carry case is available for transporting the scale in the community.
Why should I choose the M-600?
The Marsden M-600 and M-605 are the only hoist weighing attachments that are legal for use in the UK, as these are MDD Approved.
The M-600 is easy to use. Simply clip the attachment onto a hoist with coat hanger spreader bars, switch the indicator on and weigh your patient. The scale has graduations of 100g and a capacity of 200kg.
With Hold, Tare and BMI functions these hoist scales are the perfect alternative weighing scale when floor, column or wheelchair scale cannot be used.
The scale has optional Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity for sending the patient weight data to a central database. For more information on hoist weighing scales, wireless connectivity and how to weigh patients who cannot stand, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.
The M-600 is covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.Learn More
What is the M-600W?
The Marsden M-600W is a lightweight, easy to use weighing scale, that allows patients to be weighed whilst in a hoist. It has wireless (Bluetooth or Wifi) connectivity to send patient weight information to a central database. This scale has a capacity of 200kg and is accurate to 100g.
How can you weigh someone in a hoist?
Using a hoist weighing attachment like the M-600W means a bedbound patient can be weighed in a hoist.
A hoist weighing attachment is an inexpensive way to weigh bedbound patients, without the expenditure of a bed scale. The M-600W simply attaches to the spreader bars of the hoist using the links, and then the sling for the patient can be attached to the hooks on the bottom of the M-600W.
It is a MHRA requirement that hoist weighing attachments are approved under the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC). The Marsden M-600, M-600W and M-605 are MDD Approved, making them the only hoist weighing attachments that are legal for use in the UK.
How do wireless scales work?
A Bluetooth or Wifi module is fitted to Marsden wireless scales. When the hoist scale is in use, the weight reading will transmit from the scale to another device.
Marsden currently does not provide software for receiving data from wireless scales, but we can assist with setting up and configuring your own systems to capture the weight data from the scale.
Should I choose Bluetooth or Wifi?
Marsden wireless scales can be ordered with either Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity. Which option you need depends on your location and requirements.
Hospitals choose Wifi scales because it’s fast, secure and new premises are built with Wifi in mind. It is easy to set up and connect to patient record systems.
Bluetooth connectivity is not as suitable for use over long distance as Wifi, but creating software and connecting to it to Bluetooth scales is easier. Marsden bluetooth scales have formed part of telehealth initiatives across the UK and Europe. The simple protocols mean that weight and BMI information can be sent to purpose-built capturing software quickly and easily.
Speak to our team to find the right Marsden wireless scale for your needs.
Why should I choose the M-600W?
Choose the M-600W when you need to weigh bedbound patients, and automate weight recording processes. You may also want to choose this scale if you wish to, or have recently become, a paperless organisation.
The M-600 is designed for use within the care home and by the community health visitor. A well-padded carry case makes the hoist scale genuinely portable from home to home. The clips on the scale make it very easy to move from hoist to hoist to weigh the patient.
This scale has a capacity of 200kg and is accurate to 100g. It features our easy to use indicator with full numeric keypad, which means the patient’s BMI will be automatically calculated when their height is entered. Two clear digital displays make reading weight, height and BMI easy.
This scale is powered by a rechargeable battery.
Along with Bluetooth and Wifi, Micro USB connectivity is also available. Select using the drop down menu above.
For more information about Marsden wireless scales, choosing the right scale for telehealth initiatives and sending weight data to an external device, speak to our team on 01709 364296.Learn More
What is the M-605?
The Marsden M-605 is a Class III and MDD Approved hoist weighing attachment, designed for larger hoists that have coat hanger shaped spreader bars. The scale has a 200kg capacity and graduations are to 100g, and means bedbound patients or patients unable to walk can be weighed with a scale that simply clips to your hoist.
What does MDD Approved mean?
While a Class III Approved weighing scale is one required for medical use, an MDD Approved scale is one that is compliant with the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).
MDD Approved means that the device meets strict safety requirements which are enforced in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Three directives cover all medical equipment intended to be used to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat, including the Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).
It is a requirement for hoist weighing attachments to be MDD Approved, whilst it also provides an extra seal of quality and reliability for the user.
Who uses the M-605?
Hospitals and care homes use the M-605 hoist weighing scale for weighing patients who are unable to stand. With a 200kg capacity, this hoist weigher is ideal for larger patients, and large indicator means the weight reading is clear for the staff member undertaking the weighing. We recommend that weighing patients using a hoist scale is carried out by trained nurses.
Why should I choose the M-605?
As they are MDD Approved, the Marsden M-600 and M-605 are the only hoist weighing attachments that are legal for use in the UK. At 730mm wide, the M-605 is 10cm longer than the M-600, and the ideal hoist scale for use in care homes and the community.
The M-605 bariatric scale is easy to use - it simply clips onto your hoist and is ready to use. Hold, Tare and BMI functions along with a clear digital display make weighing patients easy. It’s also lightweight and portable, and is available with an optional carry case. Rechargeable battery power means no wires to the mains, and provides 55 hours of use between charges.
Optional wireless connectivity allows the scale to be connected to a patient database.
For more information and to order the Marsden M-605, or any Marsden medical scales, call 01709 364296 or contact us here.Learn More
What is the MHS-2500?
The Marsden MHS-2500 is a hoist weighing scale designed for easy weighing of immobile patients. It is fitted to a hoist or mobile lifter between the boom and the spreader bar, so that when a patient is hoisted, they are weighed at the same time.
How does the MHS-2500 work?
Fit the MHS-2500 between the hoist's boom and the spreader bar, and when a patient is being lifted, their weight will be appear on the clear, digital display. The Tare function can be used to remove the weight of the sling from the display if required, and the Hold function stabilises the reading on the display even if the patient is moving.
Marsden works with manufacturers to ensure there is a perfect fit between the hoist and the MHS-2500, with minimal impact on height reduction. If you are a hoist manufacturer and you wish to enhance your range with a hoist that also weighs patients, please contact us. We welcome any enquiries for the MHS-2500 and we can work with you to meet the needs of your customers.
For more information call +44 (0) 1709 364296 or contact the Marsden team here.Learn More
What is a hoist weighing scale?
A hoist weighing scale is an attachment for a hoist. It allows a patient to be weighed whilst in a hoist. Hoist weighing scales - or hoist weighing attachments - are typically used to weigh bedbound patients, or patients who cannot stand.
Marsden hoist weighing attachments clip onto the hooks or links on the spreader bar of the hoist, and the weight is measured by the downward force exerted onto the scale.The MHRA has stipulated that all hoist weighing scales are MDD Approved. Hoist weighing scales must also be Class III Approved.
What are MDD Approved scales?
MDD Approved scales are weighing scales that have met the safety and administrative requirements set out by the Medical Devices Directive. Generally, medical weighing scales are not classed as medical devices so therefore do not need to be MDD Approved. However, there are exceptions.
Hoist weighing scales, because they are attached to a hoist and therefore form part of a device that lifts a patient off the ground, must by MDD Approved to be legal for use. The only hoist weighing attachments legal for use in the UK are Marsden’s M-600 and M-605.
Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC) is one of three directives that cover medical equipment.
What are Class III Approved scales?
Class III Approved scales have been built, tested, verified and calibrated to a specific standard - as outlined by the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) directive.
All scales ‘used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine patients for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ must be Class III Approved. These scales are subject to a rigorous testing programme by an EU Notified Body, providing assurance to the user that the scales are accurate, reliable and deliver repeatable results. Find out more here.
How accurate does my hoist weighing scale need to be?
In a medical context, an incorrect weight reading could be a matter of life and death. The UKWF (the trade body for the UK weighing industry), has recommended that specific scale accuracies are used for each medical weighing application.
Scales being used for checking adult weight records should be accurate to at least 500g; for regular weight assessment or measuring weight to assist medical diagnosis, at least 200g; and when measuring weight for critical treatment (dialysis etc), readings should be to the nearest 50g/100g. Find out more here.
Where can I find out more?
Marsden is the largest supplier of medical scales to NHS hospitals. You can view each hoist weighing scale by clicking above. Find out more information about any Marsden hoist scales by calling 01709 364296 or contact us here.