SAFETY: Safety Observation Tour (SOT) / Employee feedback

  • Where do you think the next injury will occur in your area?

  • Do you have any ideas on how to improve the safety program at ABB?

  • Do you know where to find and how to complete a hazard / near miss form?

  • Has there been a time when you felt pressure to work in an unsafe manner?


SORT: Distinguish between the needed and the not needed

  • Only needed equipment and tools are present in the work area?

  • Only needed items are on work boards and bulletin boards?

  • No items are present in aisle ways, corners or behind machines?

  • Only needed inventory, supplies, parts and materials are present in the work area?

  • Personal belongings are stored in designated locations?

SET IN ORDER: Organized for ease of use and things put away

  • Tools, equipment and tooling are located at or near the point of use?

  • Labels, signs and colored tape are present to indicate where items are to be located?

  • Electrical cords and wires are secured and do not pose trip hazards?

  • Fire extinguishers, hazmat cabinets and electrical panels are visible and unobstructed?

  • Liquids, solvents, flammables and other chemicals are properly labeled and stored?

SHINE: Sweeping, scrubbing, cleaning, and keeping things that way

  • Floors, equipment, walls, ladders and surfaces are free of dirt, oil and grease?

  • Area tape is not torn or delaminated?

  • Trash receptacles are in designated locations and not overflowing?

  • Material on racks are stored neatly and easily accessible?

  • No other cleaning problems present?

STANDARDIZE: Implementing standard procedures and visual controls

  • Tape color coding is consistent throughout the area?

  • No out of date or torn documents are present?

  • Cleaning equipment is stored neatly?

SUSTAIN: Establishing the discipline to consistently sustain 5S standards

  • Previous 5S audit is posted on the SOT & 5S Audit Board?

  • Are the open actions items from the previous audit resolved?

  • Employees are aware of the 5S definitions?

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