• Area

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

SAFETY - no harm


  • Requirements are posted and being met?<br>

Engineering Controls

  • Machine guards are in place and in good condition?<br>Pinch points are properly guarded?<br>Interlocks are working?<br>Cutting blades are retractable?<br>

Emergency Equipment / Information

  • Operators know the location of the closest fire extinguisher and eye wash?<br>Fire extinguishers and eye wash stations are in good condition, unobstructed?<br>Inspections are current? (Check tags)<br>Evacuation location is known?<br>Team members know the "code" colors and the paging process?<br><br>

Material Handling

  • Operators are 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 if pallets, boxes etc.?<br>There are no trip hazards?<br>

Compressed Air

  • Air nozzles have side venting for pressure relief?<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>

Lockout / Tagout (LOTO)

  • For equipment with 2 or more energy sources, procedures are posted and locking devices are available?<br>

Lifts and Ladders

  • Lifts and/or ladders are in good condition?<br>Maximum weight is visible?<br>Secured when not in use?<br>


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


  • 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>


  • Presence of radiation producing equipment is evident and labeled?<br>Dosimeters are being used?<br>

SORT - keep only what is needed

General Area

  • Unused items are removed? (E.g. Equipment, boxes, etc)


  • Unused items are removed? (E.g. Tools, fixtures, supplies, papers)

Red Tag Process

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

STRAIGHTEN - make a place for everything

General Area

  • There is a clearly defined place for everything ( boxes, equipment, carts etc.)<br>


  • There is a clearly defined place for everything (gages, tools, supplies etc.)p

Aisles and Walkways

  • Aisles, walkways and exits are clearly defined?

Availability of Tools/Gages

  • Tools, fixtures and Gage's are available at the point of use?<br>

Risk of Product Mix

  • Adequate space and equipment is provided at the workstation to avoid product mix?<br>

Inventory Locations

  • Locations for queue, WIP, and outgoing inventory are clearly defined and separated?<br>

Batch Operations

  • Batch operations have an effective visual management process for matching paperwork to parts?<br>

SWEEP - clean workplace and equipment

Totes, Bins, Boxes

  • Clean, free of debris and in good condition?<br>

Work surfaces, Equipment, Machines

  • Clean, free of debris and in good condition?<br>

Tools and Gages

  • Clean, in good condition, neatly returned to designated areas?<br><br>

Floors, Walls, Windows

  • Clean, free of debris, dirt, oil etc.?<br>No equipment leaks?<br>Walls are painted?<br>Windows are clean?<br>


  • Tape lines and labeling are in good condition? (Clean with no large holes or tears?)<br>

STANDARDIZE - follow the rules

Inventory Max Limit

  • Inventory queues and Cell supplies are within their clearly labeled control limits?<br>

Calibration and Preventive Maintenance

  • Calibration stickers and AM/PM schedules are up to date?<br>

Tape Colors and Labeling

  • Tape colors meet plant standards?<br>Labeling approach is consistent throughout the cell?<br>

Cleaning Instructions

  • Team Members know how and when to clean their equipment and their work areas?<br>

SUSTAIN - never stop improving

Tier 1

  • Findings from last month are available at Tier 1?<br>The score from last month is posted on the Tier 1 Performance Tracker?<br>Dots are connected with a line?<br>

Continuous Improvement

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

Metric Boards

  • Tier 1 metric boards for this zone are up to date?<br>

Tier 2

  • 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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