• Area

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

SAFETY - no harm


  • PPE Matrix is posted and current<br>

Emergency Equipment / Information

  • Location of the closest fire extinguisher and eye wash is known?<br>Fire extinguishers and eye wash stations are in good condition, unobstructed?<br>Inspections are current? (Check tags)<br>Evacuation tube is current?<br>Evacuation location is posted and known by staff?<br>The "code" colors and the paging process is known?<br><br>

Material Handling

  • Staff is aware of and use proper lifting techniques?<br>Materials are secured during transport?<br>Inspections are current for forklifts and pallet jacks?<br>

Material Storage

  • No totes or boxes are stored above 6 feet?<br>Heavy items are accessible from the "power position"?<br>Aisle ways are clear of pallets, boxes etc.?<br>There are no trip hazards?<br>


  • Equipment wiring and/or cords are in good condition?<br>No extension cords are used for permanent wiring?<br>No hanging receptacles/outlets?<br>No tape used for repair?<br>No open electrical boxes?<br>


  • Process chemical (primary, secondary and waste) and scrap (metal/plastic) containers are properly stored and labeled? No leaking? <br>Flammable cabinets are grounded?<br>


  • Aspects and Impacts are understood by the team members?<br>Team members know where to find the Environmental Policy?<br>Tamper Seals are not broken in Spill Kits?<br>


  • Staff can show evidence of Safety Topic of the Month training for prior month?

SORT - keep only what is needed

General Area

  • Unused items are removed? (E.g. Supplies, storage, paperwork, small equipment)?

Visual Management

  • Posted charts, signs, metrics are up to date?

Red Tag Process is used for items that are being considered for removal?

  • Red tag process is being used for items that are being considered for removal?<br>

STRAIGHTEN - make a place for everything

Inventory Locations

  • Locations for inventory bins, boxes, transport carts etc, are clearly defined by lines and labels?<br>

Aisles and Walkways

  • Aisles, walkways, vehicle paths and exits are clearly defined and unobstructed?

Support Desks

  • Desks are neat and clutter free? No coats are hanging from chairs?<br>

Risk of Product Mix

  • Scrap/Sample parts are labeled? Live production contains a Quarantine Ticket?<br>

Desk Wiring

  • Desk wiring is neat and organized?

SWEEP - clean workplace and equipment

General Area

  • Support Area (floors, walls, etc) are clean and free of dirt and debris?<br>

Tape Condition

  • Tape lines and labeling are in good condition (clean with no large holes or tears)?


  • Desks are free of dust and dirt?<br>

STANDARDIZE - follow the rules


  • Cleaning schedule/log is posted and being followed?<br><br>

SUSTAIN - never stop improving

6S Findings

  • Last month's 6S checklist is posted in the area?<br>

Continuous Improvement

  • There were actions taken to correct findings from the previous audit?<br>

Metric Boards

  • Tier 2 boards are current?<br>

6S Tracker

  • Last months score is posted on the Tier 2 Tracker?<br>

6S Knowledge

  • Team Members can explain the general meaning of each 6S category?<br>

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