No irrelevant reference materials, documents, drawings, etc.
No excess pieces of equipment, documents, etc.
Storage area is defined to store unneeded items and out-dated documents.
Standards for eliminating unnecessary items exist and are being followed.
Desks and cabinets are free of accumulations of papers and other objects.
All tools and equipment are stored in a fixed place.
Tools and equipment are well organized for ease of take and return.
Labeling of cabinets, shelves and files allows immediate identification.
Documents are filed in accordance with the Record Retention Guidelines.
Displays are tidy, free of clutter, labeled and up-to-date.
Safety equipment easily accessible and in good condition.
The floor is kept clean and no signs of damage.
Walls and ceilings are in good condition and free from dirt and dust.
Racks and cabinets are kept clean and in good condition.
Equipment and tools are kept clean and in good condition.
Desks, tables and other furniture are kept clean
Lighting is enough and the angle and intensity of illumination are appropriate.
Good movement of air exists through the room.
Trash containers are emptied on a regular basis.
Visual controls and display boards are used and regularly updated.
Procedures for maintaining the first three S's are being displayed.
5S checklists, schedules and routines are defined and being used.
Everyone knows his responsibilities, when and how.
Regular audits are taking place using checklists and measures.
5S seems to be the way of life rather than just a routine.
Success stories are being displayed (i.e. before and after pictures).
Rewards and recognition is part of the 5S system.