What Is A Class III Scale?
As the nature of different healthcare and medical tasks changes quite drastically, different weighing devices and scales are needed in order to provide accurate readings. For example, baby weighing scales used by midwifes are drastically different to wheelchair weighers used in care home environments.
In the United Kingdom, the Non Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive states that any scale which is utilised for “determination of mass in the practice of medicine for weighing patients for the purpose of monitoring, diagnosis and medical treatment” must be Class III Approved; but what exactly does it mean to be Class III Approved?
In order to be considered Class III Approved, scales must undergo rigorous testing from an EU Notified Body. This testing is especially rigorous and is not carried out on standard ‘everyday weighing scales’. It is reserved for scales that require extreme levels of accuracy and repeatability. For example, in the healthcare field, it’s expected that if you weigh a patient then they step off and back on again, the reading should be the same both times. You can identify a Class II Approved scale by the ‘III’ logo on their dataplate.Why Should You Choose to Shop With Oakley Weigh?
Our experienced team treat customers with a high degree of dedication and professionalism. We are always ready to provide customers with a fast and efficient technical assistance on a wide coverage of services. All UK orders where possible, are sent by next day courier to ensure security and prompt delivery. However, if there will be any delay in despatching your order to you, we will contact you by email to ensure you are kept informed.
In addition to supplying equipment, we offer other services such as scale repair and servicing and scale hire. This means that we can provide a flexible ISO calibration service either as a one-time service or a full-service contract, which includes regular visits and certification. The detailed calibration certification includes readings before and after servicing. The service is suitable for most makes and models of weighing equipment, traceable to National Standards and is also in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. Furthermore, we hold certificate number 14463 in the Quality Management System and are members of the UK Weighing Federation.
However, don’t just listen to us, here’s what some of our previous customers have said about their experiences shopping with Oakley Weigh:
Extremely pleased with this Seca 385 baby scale. Very easy to use and highly accurate. Came well packaged and delivered quickly. - Mary Armitage
We have purchased scales through Oakley Weigh for a couple of years now and have found both the products and service 100% reliable. - Chris WardGet In Touch With The Oakley Weigh Team
If you’re interested and would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and make an enquiry. We always endeavour to answer your questions in a speedy and efficient manner. To speak to a member of staff, please call 01296 393133. Alternatively, you can send your questions to us by email at, email@example.com.