A floor scale, in a medical context, is a weighing scale that has a flat surface for patients to step on to and, usually, a weight display on one side. Some floor scales have a separate indicator which makes them suitable for weight sensitive environments. Medical floor scales are popular in GP surgeries, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and gyms because they are easy to use and light enough to be portable. Marsden medical floor scales are all Class III Approved. Legally, if the scale is being used for determining weight for treatment, diagnosis or medication, it needs to be Class III Approved.
Floor scales that are used for general checking of an adult’s weight should be accurate to at least 500g; if it is used for regular weight assessment or measuring weight to assist medical diagnosis, graduations should be to 200g; when the scale is used in measuring weight for critical treatment (dialysis etc), readings should be to the nearest 50g/100g.
Our range of floor scales includes the M-420 and M-430: two of the most popular weighing scales available from Marsden, with robust construction, high accuracy and a tap-on feature. These scales are also lightweight enough for use by health visitors and, with a Bluetooth option available, are perfect for telehealth initiatives where patients are regularly weighing themselves at home.
The 220kg capacity, 50g accuracy Marsden M-425 is easy to use and robust; however if a higher capacity and features like BMI calculation are must-haves, we recommend the M-510. For weighing bariatric patients, the M-530 is available with 300kg or 500kg capacities, and its low profile base makes it much easier for bariatric patients to step on to.