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1.0 Sort - No unnecessary items in the area

  • 1.1 No hoses on the floor.

  • 1.2 No obsolete or unused tools, equipment etc. in the area.

  • 1.3 No damaged or excess pallets in the area.

2.0 Set - A place for everything

  • 2.1 All fixed pipe work, refigeration lines, conduit etc. labelled to indicate contents

  • 2.2 All equipment, tools, ingredients, chemicals and other items are stored in designated and labelled locations. Chemical containers correctly labelled.

  • 2.3 All pallets, trolleys, and crates have designated and labelled locations.

  • 2.4 All pallets, trolleys, and crates are in designated locations.

  • 2.5 All walkways, safety zones (emergency showers, exits, fire equipment etc.) are clearly signed and are not obstructed.

3.0 Shine - clean workplace and equipment

  • 3.1 Area is clean and free from rubbish. Cupboards, shelves and work benches are clean and tidy. All bins are labelled and colour coded. No excessive odours.

  • 3.2 All equipment is free from rust and temporary repairs.

  • 3.3 Refrigeration units are clean and free of ice build up.

  • 3.4 All floors are in good repair (free from cracking or holes), and free of product, water or other liquid pooling. All drains are clean and unobstructed. All footbaths filled, all foaming stations are working and providing effective coverage.

  • 3.5 All ceilings, walls and doors are clean and free from corrosion, mould, or flaking paint.

  • 3.6 No excessive condensation on roof and no mould growth on equipment or walls / ceilings.

  • 3.7 All hand wash, sanitiser & paper towel dispensers stocked and being used and a bin is available.

4.0 Standardise - compliance to standards

  • 4.1 All staff are using relevant PPE.

  • 4.2 All walls, ceilings and doors without gaps or holes. All doors / air locks closed securely, pest control is in place and there is no evidence of pests.

  • 4.3 All lights are covered and operational.

  • 4.4 No crates or product containers are being used for any purpose other than designated.

  • 4.5 All docked trailers are clean.

  • 4.6 All records are current, legible and signed.

  • 4.7 No high pressure hosing, no evidence of splashing onto packed product.

  • 4.8 All quarantined product is labelled / separated

  • 4.9 No obsolete or uncontrolled documents (process documents, notices etc.) in the area.

5.0 Sustain - Maintain standards (only answer the following questions if an area has been 5Sd, otherwise mark N/A)

  • 5.1 The audit roster is posted, current, assigned to individual team members, and signed off.

  • 5.2 The audit result is posted and current.

  • 5.3 The area map is posted and current.

  • 5.4 All 5S Area Standard/s are posted and current.

Waste Observation

  • Are any wastes observed? Please specify location and describe the waste.
    Example: unnecessary double handling of goods, damaged door seals.....etc

  • Describe the corrective actions required.

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