This system tracks garments issued to workers such as uniforms, protective clothing and overalls. RFID tags sewn into the seams of the garments are used to monitor who the garments have been issued to, whether they have been returned and where they are in the process.
The RFID tags are registered in the system and employees are identified in the system by biometrics or clock number, and allocated to their relevant cost centres. Certain uniform types can be assigned to a particular worker or group of workers, limiting who they can be issued to.
When the worker arrives at the issuing station, he is identified using a fingerprint scanner or by presenting his attendance card or disc. He is issued with the required uniform, and the RFID tags are scanned and allocated to his name for the day.
Returning the garments is quick and easy. The worker simply pushes the clothing into the receiving chute and the RFID tag is scanned automatically. The system recognises the worker by the uniform he was issued.
Where there are both white and coloured uniforms, a second chute can be provided to allow them to be sorted separately, simplifying the process at the laundry. If garments are placed in the incorrect chute, the employee can be identified and requested to use the correct chute in future.
The system can generate a number of types of reports that highlight any exceptions where necessary, including:
- Total garments issued
- Total garments outstanding or missing
- Garments issued to and received from individuals
- Garments sent to and received from the laundry
- Garment washing cycle report
- Total inventory report