A wheelchair scale is a weighing scale large enough to accommodate a patient on a wheelchair. The scale provides the weight of the patient on the wheelchair or, using Tare, the weight of the patient only.
A wheelchair scale is a convenient way of weighing patients who cannot stand, because they allow the patient to remain in their own wheelchair, where they feel comfortable. This also saves time weighing patients.
Marsden wheelchair scales are robust, reliable and suitable for almost any size of wheelchair. All are Class III Approved for medical use.
What does Class III Approved mean?
Class III Approved scales have been built, tested, verified and calibrated to meet the standards set in the Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments (NAWI) directive. This requires ‘all scales used in the determination of mass in the practice of medicine patients for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment’ to be Class III Approved.
Class III Approved scales undergo a rigorous testing programme by an EU Notified Body. This extensive testing provides assurance to the user that the scale meets the required level or accuracy, reliability and repeatability. Find out more here.
How do I know which wheelchair scale to choose?
If portability is a priority, the Marsden M-610 consists of two weighbeams that have carry handles and wheels with the option of a durable carry cases. This make the M-610 perfect for the community health visitor.
The Marsden M-620 wheelchair scale is a platform with a trolley which means this option can easily be wheeled around the hospital or care home. The scale folds up onto the trolley for easy, compact storage.
The Marsden M-640, which featured on ITV’s Weight Loss Ward, is a genuine bariatric scale built for the very largest of patients. Handrails mean it’s also suitable for those patients who prefer to stand but aren’t too steady on their feet.
The Marsden M-650 and its variations are our most popular wheelchair scales. Choose a sturdy, one-piece platform, a platform with one (Marsden M-653) or two handrails (Marsden M-652) for weighing standing patients, or platform with column mounted indicator (Marsden M-651). The base has been sympathetically designed with long, gentle inclines on the ramps to make life as easy as possible for the nurse.
For community health visitors, there is no better choice than the portable Marsden M-615. These two weigh beams can fold into a case and are lightweight.
Marsden has supplied medical scales to NHS hospitals since 1970. You can view each wheelchair scale by clicking above. For more information about any Marsden wheelchair scale call 01709 364296 or contact us here.