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Tracking Hygiene Habits With Smart Hand Sanitising

Tracking Hygiene Habits With Smart Hand Sanitising
15 July 2020 | Updated 23 July 2020

The latest in workplace hygiene monitoring is a sanitising station that provides data on individual staff usage.

Scanners and facial recognition sensors are incorporated into each station and software is embedded so that when a user sanitises their hands, data for each user is recorded. 

This data integrates directly with the company’s HR or HSE systems, which can then be used for analysis. 

As lockdown measures ease, many are concerned about going back to the office - with worries rife over being able to maintain social distancing (59 per cent) and appropriate hygiene and cleaning standards (44 per cent). 

Could such innovations help alleviate hygiene anxiety and help businesses to ensure correct procedures are being followed?



“Reducing contamination and minimising the risk of infection spread is critical. We offer a smart solution to protecting your staff and clients, by ensuring that people can go about their daily lives with confidence that provisions are in place to keep them safe.”

–James Palmer

Director, SanitiStation


Detailed Reporting and Predictive Model on who Will and Won’t Sanitise


The Smart SanitiStation, which has been designed and manufactured in Europe, provides an all-in-one, stand-alone, non-contact hand sanitising station with automatic hand detection, delivering measured doses of sanitiser accordingly. The station also incorporates an anti-bacterial wipe dispenser, a disposable glove dispenser and a waste bin for safe disposal.

The machine’s main selling point is its ability to allow a business to create a detailed report on usage using smart technology.


Sanistation reporting

Picture: An example of the type of report SanitiStation can generate, showing a list of  number of hand disinfections per employee


It also enables companies to create a predictive model on who will and won’t sanitise during the week ahead. In theory, this could allow employers to use this data to take action to ensure hygiene standards are maintained.

“Reducing contamination and minimising the risk of infection spread is critical. We offer a smart solution to protecting your staff and clients, by ensuring that people can go about their daily lives with confidence that provisions are in place to keep them safe,” said James Palmer, Director of SanitiStation.


The Issue of Face Masks


SanitiStation states that their smart hand sanitising station is suitable for offices, factories, hospitality venues, shops and sporting venues.

With the mandated wearing of facial coverings coming into force in England, we asked SanitiStation how the machines’ facial recognition would work if the user was wearing a face mask. 

A spokesperson for SanitiStation commented that with facemasks currently only mandatory in shops,  the facial recognition element may “only be feasible for offices.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock this morning suggested that there are currently no plans to make face coverings mandatory for office workers in England.

Picture: A photograph of a person using a SanitiStation 

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 July 2020


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