1.0 - Safety

  • 1. Required safety information is posted? (On site first aiders, fire wardens, evacuation routes & meeting points are visual in the area)

  • 1.2 - Random check of safety equipment to ensure functional and fit for use? (PPE, machine safety checks completed (where applicable), fire extinguishers in date, PAT testing in date)

  • 1.3 - Basic health and safety training has been done? (Check 2 people for evidence of Risk Assessment & Induction training)

  • 1.4 - Unhealthy or unsafe conditions and practices are identified and promptly resolved? (Safe access to exits, gangways clear and spills cleared promptly)

2.0 - Sort

  • 2.1 - Is the area clear of any work that is not currently in use? (Current/ next job, current samples only)

  • 2.2 - Is the area clear of any tools/equipment that are not currently in use? (Tools defined in standard work and no items dumped in area)

  • 2.3 - Is all information in the area current and applicable? (Signage, SOP’s, Risk assessments & Comm Cell current)

  • 2.4 - Physical red tag process is in place and managed to deal with items requiring decisions ? (Items tagged, logged and <7 days old.)

3.0 - Straighten

  • 3.1 - Are all required items located in a fixed location? (not required for computer equipment in the office) (Fixed item, fixed location & fixed quantity)

  • 3.2 - Are frequently used items accessible? (Tools, equipment, information you need to do your job everyday) (Local for use, safely stored and easy to find.)

  • 3.3 - Is information for required tasks easily available? SOP’s, RA & KPI’s (Located within area or ask to show a document on Proquis)

  • 3.4 - Are abnormal conditions easily identifiable? (All allocated items are in the correct place)

4.0 - Sweep

  • 4.1 - Is the area clean and fit for purpose? (Floor clear, all signage and demarcation in good condition)

  • 4.2 - Are garbage and recyclables collected and disposed of correctly? (Separate waste for cardboard, plastics (As applicable) and general waste)

  • 4.3 - Abnormal conditions are escalated? (Evidence of 3C or problem solving)

  • 4.4 - Are cleaning materials fit for use where present? (Brooms, hoovers or cleaning fluids suitable for tasks required as applicable)

5.0 - Standardise

  • 5.1 - 6S tasks are in place for maintaining the area? (Tasks set by frequency and owner)

  • 5.2 - Clear visual management of the area is in place? (Tick sheets or Kamishibai in use for 6S tasks)

  • 5.3 - Check staff are aware of local 6S standards? (Ask one person to explain local 6S standards and why we have them)

  • 5.4 - Is 6S discussed as part of your teams Tier meetings? (Terms of Reference or meeting agenda)

6.0 - Sustain

  • 6.1 - Are weekly audits scheduled and time allocated for 6S activity? (LSW – Production or Audit rota - office)

  • 6.2 - Audit results are posted within the department’s communication cell? (Previous audit, action tracker and score chart)

  • 6.3 - Have all previously identified actions been resolved within allocated time? (No overdue actions)

  • 6.4 - All standards are maintained or improved? (Kaizens, Near misses or new standards)

Sign Off

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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