QUALITY ASSURANCE

1-SORT (Distinguish between what is needed and not needed)

  • 1) All of the unnecessary items in the work area are removed to proper storage. The only items present are those needed for production or current project.

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  • 2) Needed equipment, tools, supplies & parts are present and within the work area.

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  • 3) Does the area have trash, rubbish, etc. that should be disposed of?

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  • 4) There is evidence that items identified during sort as "red tag items" have been clearly marked, stored in segregated location, and there is a log for future review and disposition.

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  • 5) Only current / necessary documents are present in the work area.

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2-SET (Have a place for everything and everything in its place)

  • 6) All item locations are indicated and items are in their proper location.

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  • 7) Shelves and storage areas are organized, clearly divided and labeled. There are no uncertainties about where items are stored.

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  • 8) All items are put away immediately after use.

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  • 9) Aisle ways, workstations, equipment and locations are all indicated.

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  • 10) Discipline lines, labels and indicators are present where needed.

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3-SHINE (Clean and look for ways to keep things clean and organized)

  • 11) Floors, walls, stairs and surfaces free of debris (no oil, dirt, chips, etc.) and organized.? There is evidence of cleaning being performed in a constant manner.

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  • 12) Equipment in the area is clean, free of dirt, grime, etc. There is evidence of the cleaning being performed in a constant manner.

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  • 13) Stairs, exits & aisle ways are clearly marked to facilitate work flow and escape routes.

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  • 14) All appropriate visual aids are cleanly maintained and free of dust, dirt, or any damage.

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  • 15) Cleaning materials are easily accessible & labeled.

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  • 16) Equipment is kept clean and free of dirt, oil and grease.

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4-STANDARDIZE (Maintain and monitor the first three categories)

  • 17) Where appropriate, are all documents present are updated, appropriately located, and well organized.

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  • 18) All signs are professionally completed, dated, signed, and current within the last 12 months.

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  • 19) All standards & information are known and visible.

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  • 20) Visual organization methods are being used where appropriate (shadow boarding, floor markings, etc.) and tools are placed in a manner that minimizes unnecessary movements such as walking, bending, or reaching.

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  • 21) Checklist for cleaning is posted, visible and current.

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5-SUSTAIN (Stick to the 5S rules)

  • 22) Have all employees had 5S Training (Review training documents)

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  • 23) Has weekly 5S inspections been performed?

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  • 24) Were all items on previous audit corrected (Review plant Prev. 5S audit)

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  • 25) Checklist for cleaning is posted, visible and current.

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