1 - SAFETY

  • 1 = Slight Effort - No organised effort and much room for improvement
    2 = Moderate Effort - Some improvements have been made but are superficial
    3 = Acceptable - The entire team is working on 6S, improvements are becoming standardised
    4 = Above Average - The work area is excellent and has been sustained for at least 3 Audits
    5 = Outstanding - The area is world class and has been sustained for at least 6 audits

  • 1. Are pallets, product and waste bins located appropriately and not creating a hazard?

  • 2. Are all employees wearing the appropriate PPE?

  • 3. Are working conditions and workstations ergonomically friendly? i.e. are tools, product, materials & packaging stored at appropriate heights?

  • 4. Are lighting and environmental conditions appropriate for the work being undertaken?

  • 5. Is the work area free from trip hazards (hoses, electrical cords etc)?

  • 6. Are emergency exits clear and is safety equipment clearly labelled and accessible?

  • 7. Are all hazardous materials labelled and stored correctly?

2 - SORT

  • 1 = Slight Effort - No organised effort and much room for improvement
    2 = Moderate Effort - Some improvements have been made but are superficial
    3 = Acceptable - The entire team is working on 6S, improvements are becoming standardised
    4 = Above Average - The work area is excellent and has been sustained for at least 3 Audits
    5 = Outstanding - The area is world class and has been sustained for at least 6 audits

  • 1. Is there any product, material, WIP in the work area that is not required for the current batch.

  • 2. Is there any unnecessary documentation in the work area? Outdated memos, procedures, reports, posters, data sheets should be removed from the area.

  • 3. Is there any unused equipment, tooling, machinery in the area?

  • 4. Is shelving, racking, cabinets, etc. being used for storing / hiding unnecessary items?

  • 5. Only the required tools or instruments to manufacture or test product are present at the workstation?

3 - STRAIGHTEN

  • 1 = Slight Effort - No organised effort and much room for improvement
    2 = Moderate Effort - Some improvements have been made but are superficial
    3 = Acceptable - The entire team is working on 6S, improvements are becoming standardised
    4 = Above Average - The work area is excellent and has been sustained for at least 3 Audits
    5 = Outstanding - The area is world class and has been sustained for at least 6 audits

  • 1. Is there a visually marked and specified place for everything (including mobile equipment, tools, finished goods, nonconforming materials, etc.)?

  • 3. Are items like tools and supplies conveniently located?

  • 4. Are visual aids in use and in good condition (colour coding, signboards, outlining, labeling)?

  • 5. Are aisles, work area boundaries, and emergency equipment clearly marked and free from obstruction (fire extinguishers, first aid stations, eye wash stations)?

  • 6. Are equipment and supplies returned to their designated location?

  • 7. Are only the documents necessary to the workplace visible and stored in an orderly fashion?

  • 8. Are there maximum and minimum indicators for equipment and supplies as appropriate?

4 - SHINE

  • 1 = Slight Effort - No organised effort and much room for improvement
    2 = Moderate Effort - Some improvements have been made but are superficial
    3 = Acceptable - The entire team is working on 6S, improvements are becoming standardised
    4 = Above Average - The work area is excellent and has been sustained for at least 3 Audits
    5 = Outstanding - The area is world class and has been sustained for at least 6 audits

  • 1. Is there a cleaning schedule showing frequency and responsibilities to clean areas of the workplace?

  • 2. Is all PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and properly stored and easily accessible?

  • 3. Are the machines / tools in the work area kept clean, in proper working condition, and all safety features in place and working?

  • 4. Is cleaning equipment neatly stored and readily available when needed

  • 5. Are workstations, machinery and work surfaces kept clean?

  • 6. Is documentation is in good condition and protected from dirt.

  • 7. Are floors free from dirt, debris, oil, parts, packaging etc?

5 - STANDARDISE

  • 1 = Slight Effort - No organised effort and much room for improvement
    2 = Moderate Effort - Some improvements have been made but are superficial
    3 = Acceptable - The entire team is working on 6S, improvements are becoming standardised
    4 = Above Average - The work area is excellent and has been sustained for at least 3 Audits
    5 = Outstanding - The area is world class and has been sustained for at least 6 audits

  • 1. Tools, equipment, documentation and furniture etc are stored neatly in designated areas and are retuned after use?

  • 2. Documentation is labelled clearly and correct revisions are in place?

  • 3. Product waste is consistently cleared on a regular basis and removed from the workplace?

  • 4. Are all team members actively participating in 6S improvement?

  • 5. The results of the previous audit are posted and visible to the entire team?

  • 6. Areas for improvement identified during the previous audit have been completed?

  • 7. Any instrument or gauge that requires calibration is clearly labelled and within cycle?

6 - SUSTAIN

  • 1 = Slight Effort - No organised effort and much room for improvement
    2 = Moderate Effort - Some improvements have been made but are superficial
    3 = Acceptable - The entire team is working on 6S, improvements are becoming standardised
    4 = Above Average - The work area is excellent and has been sustained for at least 3 Audits
    5 = Outstanding - The area is world class and has been sustained for at least 6 audits

  • 1. Are communication tools (notice boards, posters, display screens) current and in order?

  • 2. Has a member of the leadership team has participated in a 6S audit or activity within the last 3 audit periods?

  • 3. Is recognition given to teams who get involved in 6S activities?

  • 4. Are time and resources allocated to 6S activities, i.e. designated weekly clean-up / improvement time?

  • 5. Are all team members assigned 6S activities to be completed during an audit period?

  • 6. Did the team take the initiative to make improvements to the workplace that were not identified during the last 6S audit?

Sign Off

  • Team leader

  • Auditor's signature

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