S1: SORT (only required items present on production line)

  • No unauthorized items (medication, pills, caught drops, wooden tools, detachable blades, office supplies (paper clips, staples, rubber bands, push pins), watches, false nails, ....) has been discovered. (3pts)

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S2: SET IN ORDER

  • The storage and localization of working clothes, as well as aprons is conform (labeled hooks). (1pt)

  • All containers and spray bottles clearly labeled with their content and their usage is compliant with the rules. (Chemical products vs ingredients) (1pt)

  • Dedicated sinks for hand washing and utensils washing, all clearly labeled.
    No tools or utensils found in hand wash sinks.
    No employees washing their hands in a utensils washing sink.
    Exception of the employees cafeterias. (1pt)

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S3: SHINE

  • Working tools & utensils (food shovels, homemade UHMW sticks, scrapers, knifes, brushes) are in good condition and/ or sharpened. (1pt)

  • Any leaks or temporary repairs (with cardboard, strings, wires, plastic, tape) are controlled with approved tag. (2pts)

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S4: Standardize

  • Working uniforms are worn adequately by all employees (hairnets, beard nets, shoes, aprons, color coded uniforms per department) (2 pts)

  • Good manufacturing practices such as hand washing technics are respected and applied by all employees. (2pts
    hand washing when dirty hands (ex: after using a broom or touching a pallet)
    Hand drying (do not dry them on their uniforms)
    Injuries (wear a metal detectable blue bandaid and a glove over it)
    Nails are kept short and clean

  • No handwritten labels

  • All electrical cords, wires are attached. (2 pts)

  • The area has it own 6s communication board and it is in a strategic location. (2 pts)

S5: SUSTAIN

  • The 6s principles are known and understood (ask at least 2 employees) (2pts)

  • The 6s audits are done regularly (2pts)

  • The results of the 6s audits are updated monthly on the communication board (2pts)

  • The non-conformity are corrected and are written on the report with the responsible person. (2pts)

  • More than one team member has worked on the corrective actions. (2pts)

S6: SAFETY

  • The floor is dry, no water on the floor. If water is present, is there a wet floor sign? (4pts)

  • The walkways are free of obstacles (2pts)

  • The safety rules are respected
    Safety guards are in place
    Electrical panels are all closed
    PPE are present and in good condition (4pts)

  • Electrical wires or extension cords are safe. No risk of tripping over or electrocution? (4 pts)

  • No risk of injury due to sharp items that would cause cuts?
    No risk of head injuries due to low items? (4pts)

  • Any other observations to report ? (2pts)

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