TallyFlow for Hand Hygiene

Using RFID to improve safety

RFID is well-known for its use in tracking inventory or equipment, but it can also be used for verification and compliance purposes. For example, RFID can be used to track handwashing compliance among employees. When implemented, this will reduce their risk of transmitting bacteria and viruses to other people.


If your company interacts with the public (and even if it doesn’t), then it is essential that your employees wash their hands regularly and correctly. According to the CDC


  • A large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminated hands. Appropriate hand washing practices can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and other infections. 

  • Hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.


According to some sources, around 33% of people don’t use soap when washing their hands, and most people only wash their hands for 6 seconds. Therefore, in industries where cleanliness is essential, tracking an employee’s handwashing compliance may be an effective way to ensure that your workforce is meeting hand hygiene standards.

How Does Tracking Compliance Work?


Compliance can be tracked by connecting a soap or sanitizer dispenser to an RFID reader. If an employee forgets to wash their hands, the RFID reader can optionally remind them by blinking lights or sounding a beeper on the soap dispenser, nudging them to compliance. To ensure that employees have access to soap when they need it, the tracking software can notify custodial staff before dispensers are empty. Other features of the tracking system are detailed in the charts below. 

With the TallyPoint RF-1 RFID reader and TallyFlow software, restaurants, offices, medical, and other facilities can see a high degree of hand hygiene compliance, reducing the risk of transmitting bacteria and viruses.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our hand hygiene tracking solution.