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  • Area Inspected

  • Date

  • Completed By

6S Audit for Workshops


  • 1. Safety Books & Signs: MSDS book (if applicable), emergency exit signs, fire procedures, first aider list, etc. are clear and on display.

  • 2. Personal Protective Equipment: All team members are using required safety equipment to suit area of work (i.e., safety shoes, hearing protection, safety glasses, etc.)

  • 3. Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguishers are accessible from all directions & visibly marked.

  • 4. Machine Guards: Equipment/machines have all guards in place & safety features e.g., dead man switch, safety interlocks, emergency stop switches are used and working properly.

  • 5. Hazards (Floor): There are NO obvious hazards e.g. cables, cords, air lines, water, oil, or other spills on the floor that could cause a trip or slip.

  • 6. Hazards (Containers): All containers (water, chemicals, etc.) have the approved label identifying the contents.

  • 7. Hazards: There are NO other obvious hazards in the area apart from questions 5 & 6.

  • 8. Lifting & Safety Equipment: All chains, slings, lifting lugs, hooks and other lifting equipment in good working order with correct color code (if relevant). Safety equipment relevant to the areas is available and current.

  • 9. Traffic Lanes: Traffic lanes exist and are they free of debris & material. No material is placed over the yellow line markings.

  • 10. Blocked Items: Eye wash stations, fire exits, rescue/emergency apparatus, electrical panels, battery chargers etc. are free of obstructions.


  • 11. Materials or Parts: There are no unneeded parts in the workstation, workstation is free of randomly placed material.

  • 12. Personal Items: Workstation is free of personal items e.g., jackets, food & drink containers.

  • 13. Materials or Parts: All raw material, WIP, finished goods is in assigned location, not randomly on the floor. Yard organization of steel for job staging.

  • 14. Machines or other equipment: All unneeded machines or equipment have been removed from the workstation.

  • 15. Jigs, tools or dies: All unused tools, jigs, dies, and gages (not calibrated or past due), etc. Have been removed from the workstation

  • 16. Tables, workbenches: No unneeded paperwork or files are in the workstation

  • 17. Tables, workbenches: All table drawers have been cleaned out of all unnecessary items

  • 18. Unnecessary items: All red tag items have been removed from workstation. (Grinders, scalers, welding machines, feeders etc.)


  • 19. Tools, gages, jigs, dies: All needed items (tools, gages, jigs, dies, etc.) have a location indicator and are placed correctly in location. All gages in use are calibrated appropriately

  • 20. Materials or Parts: All materials or parts are properly marked/identified within the workstation and is visible.

  • 21. Work area identification: Floor is marked and labelled with discipline squares to identify equipment, walkway and material locations.

  • 22. Work area identification: Nonconforming material (Quarantine, scrap areas) are labelled and organized & all material in the area is properly identified.

  • 23. Equipment: All equipment (machines, fork/pallet trucks) have a storage location and if not being used is being stored correctly.

  • 24. Rigging: All needed tools have been placed on a shadow board or in a toolbox and it is easy to determine when an item is missing.

  • 25. Materials or Parts: Inventory is stored in a FIFO fashion (Stock Rotation)

  • 26. Materials or Parts: Min-Max inventory levels are set and visible for all items.

  • 27. Cleaning supplies: All cleaning supplies are identified, and storage locations established, and materials are in these locations. (Cleaning Stations)

  • 28. Unnecessary items: No tools or parts are placed on top of machines, cabinets etc.


  • 29. Floors: Floor is free of parts and components other than those in discipline squares

  • 30. Floors: Floor is free of unneeded labels and/or discipline squares.

  • 31. Floors: Bases of I-beams and columns are cleaned.

  • 32. Floors: There are no spilled materials on the floor and floor is in an "as swept" condition.

  • 33. Floors: Aisles are swept and clear and floor markings are clear and undamaged

  • 34. Equipment: Equipment is in a like new condition (free of oil, debris, grease, scrap material etc.)

  • 35. Workstation: Workstations and storage racks are wiped clean and organized.

  • 36. Workstation: All trash/waste and cardboard containers are not overflowing.

  • 37. Workstation: Performance boards are clean, and all data is updated, and no unnecessary items are stored on boards.

  • 38. Workstation: All cords/hoses are routed and coiled neatly (Cable/hose management)

  • 39. Workstation: All skids/pallets, returnable crates, totes, cardboard boxes are in the designated location, flattened as necessary and stacked neatly.

  • 40. Walls & Ceilings: Walls and ceilings are painted or in a like new condition


  • 41. Cleaning elimination: Root causes of debris generation are identified and eliminated. (ask operators & supervisor)

  • 42. Key procedures: Operator instructions are visible and available to employees

  • 43. Improvement plan: 6S Shine Schedule is posted in workstation detailing all cleaning activities

  • 44. Adherence to standards: Global standards for shadow boards, paint, line marking, tool drawers, etc. are followed.

  • 45. Visual controls: Dept Performance board (Cell Boards if relevant) is in place and is clean with current data posted.


  • 46. Responsibility: A 6S zone chart is visible with zone champions identified.

  • 47. Responsibility: 6S checklist is filled out daily with operator sign off.

  • 48. Assessment: 6S scores from previous month were improved over 6S score from 2 months ago.

  • 49. Assessment: 6S audit program conducted according to a schedule (minimum once a month) and results posted in the workstation.

  • 50. Training: A 6S training schedule is posted and check off is completed to track employees trained in 6S practices.

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