SAFETY - no harm

PPE

  • Requirements are posted and being met?

Engineering Controls

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

Emergency Equipment / Information

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

Material Handling

  • Operators are aware of and use proper lifting techniques?
    Materials are secured during transport?
    Inspections are current for forklifts and pallet jacks?

Material Storage

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

Compressed Air

  • Air nozzles have side venting for pressure relief?

Electrical

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

Lockout / Tagout (LOTO)

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

Lifts and Ladders

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

Labeling/Storage

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

Environmental

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

Radiation

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

SORT - keep only what is needed

General Area

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

Workstation

  • 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?

STRAIGHTEN - make a place for everything

General Area

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

Workstations

  • 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?

Risk of Product Mix

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

Inventory Locations

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

Batch Operations

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

SWEEP - clean workplace and equipment

Totes, Bins, Boxes

  • Clean, free of debris and in good condition?

Work surfaces, Equipment, Machines

  • Clean, free of debris and in good condition?

Tools and Gages

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

Floors, Walls, Windows

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

Tape

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

STANDARDIZE - follow the rules

Inventory Max Limit

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

Calibration and Preventive Maintenance

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

Tape Colors and Labeling

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

Cleaning Instructions

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

SUSTAIN - never stop improving

Tier 1

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

Continuous Improvement

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

Metric Boards

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

Tier 2

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

6S Knowledge

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

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