Only the required equipment is present in the area. All obsolete, broken or unnecessary equipment not required for current projects are removed from the area or red tagged for removal.
Only the required tools are present in the area. Tools not required for current projects are removed from the area or red tagged for removal.
Only the required furniture is present in the area. All obsolete, broken or unnecessary workbenches, shelves, chairs, lockers, etc. not required for current projects are removed from the area or red tagged for removal.
Only the required spare parts and materials are present in the area. Items not required for current projects are removed from the area or red tagged for removal.
Only the required report is present in the area. Outdated or unnecessary memos, instructions, reports, posters, etc. are removed from the area.
All tripping hazards such as electrical wires and equipment cables are removed from all working, standing, and walking areas.
Equipment/machinery is clearly identified (numbered, named, color-coded, etc.) and placed in a properly identified location. Critical maintenance points are clearly marked.
Tools have a designated storage area that is within reach of the user/operator. The location is properly labeled and a system is in place to identify tools that are absent (shadow board, etc.).
When applicable, furniture is clearly identified (numbered, named, color-coded, etc.) and placed in a properly identified location.
Locations for containers, WIP's, boxes, bins, etc. are clearly defined via signs or marked/taped lines and properly labeled.
Paperwork is properly labeled and has a clearly identified location that is away from work surfaces.
Work areas requiring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are clearly marked (floor tape, safety signs/labels, etc.)
Stop switches and breakers are highly visible and located for easy access in case of emergency.
Fire hoses, fire extinguishers, and other emergency equipment are prominently displayed and are unobstructed.
Floors/aisles are clearly marked; forklift lanes, exits, dangerous areas, paths of egress, walkways, aisles, etc. are all marked with visible lines (floor tape/floor paint).
Working conditions are ergonomically friendly- Tools and other items needed for daily work are stored at appropriate heights, anti-fatigue mats are in place where applicable, related safety signage is displayed clearly, etc.
The workplace layout accommodates easy unobstructed exit in case of emergency. The emergency exit route is posted in a conspicuous location for all to see.
Tools, equipment, paperwork, furniture, etc. is stored neatly in designated areas and are returned to their proper homes immediately after use.
Equipment maintenance records are visible and clearly state when maintenance last occurred.
Product waste (shavings, containers, liquids, wrappers, etc.) is consistently and regularly cleaned up and removed from the workplace.
Preventative measures have been implemented to ensure the workplace meets 5S guidelines (e.g. systems that do not allow waste to accumulate such as containers to collect product debris from machines)
The work environment satisfies the requirements of the work being performed (Lighting brightness and color, temperature, air flow, and quality, etc.).
The results of the previous audit are posted and clearly visible for the entire team.
Areas for improvement identified during the previous audit have been addressed and completed.
A member of management has participated in a 5S activity such as an audit or other activity within the past 3 audit periods.
Recognition is given to teams who get involved in 5S activities.
Time and resources are allocated to 5S activities (e.g. designated daily/weekly clean-up time, 5S Team Leader).
All operators, team leaders, supervisors, etc. are assigned 5S activities to be completed at least once a week.
The team took the initiative to make improvements to the workplace that were not identified during the last audit.