• 1) Are all unused tools removed from the area?

  • 2) Are all unwanted materials removed from the area?

  • 3) Are cupboards/work surfaces clear of clutter?

  • 4) Are there clear standards for storage?

  • 5) Are all unnecessary items/work in progress removed from the area?

  • 6) Are all unnecessary parts/materials removed from machinery/equipment?

  • 7) Is waste being disposed of correctly?


  • 1) Are dividing lines & floor markings correctly colour coded?

  • 2) Are tools identified and on shadow boards?

  • 3) Are cleaning materials/utensils located correctly?

  • 4) Are materials stored correctly?

  • 5) Is P.P.E stored correctly?


  • 1) Is the floor clean & free from debris?

  • 2) Are machines & guards clean?

  • 3) Are cleaning tools handy/stored/organised/labelled?

  • 4) Is underneath machines kept clean & free from oil?

  • 5) Are ancillary & guards kept clean?

  • 6) Are backs of machines & surrounding areas kept clean?

  • 7) Are bins clean & regularly emptied?


  • 1) Is there a system for maintaining, clearing up & cleaning?

  • 2) Is all relevant paperwork current & up to date?

  • 3) Are shadow boards being used effectively?

  • 4) Is there a system for checking workshop for general hazards?


  • 1) Are safety rules being adhered to-glasses/safety shoes etc?

  • 2) Are rules & work procedures being adhered to?

  • 3) Is an ongoing review of 5s processes evident?

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