1.0 - SORT

  • 1. Is Sort criteria documented and being followed?

  • NOTE - Tap the "+" sign on the right enter notes or tap the picture icon to add photos.

  • 2. Is re-accumulation of unnecessary items being avoided?

  • 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. Is a holding area identified and being maintained properly (Red Tag System)?

  • 0 = No evidence
    1 = Some evidence of Implementation, but very little conformance
    2 = Evidence supports at least half in conformance
    3 = Most of implementation is complete, but a few minor gaps remain
    4 = Complete conformance with no noted problems

2.0 - STRAIGHTEN

  • 1. Is Straighten Criteria documented and being followed?

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

  • 3. Is part and tool storage well organized (neat/orderly) and clearly labeled? Including chemicals and hazardous materials?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 0 = No evidence
    1 = Some evidence of Implementation, but very little conformance
    2 = Evidence supports at least half in conformance
    3 = Most of implementation is complete, but a few minor gaps remain
    4 = Complete conformance with no noted problems

3.0 SHINE

  • 1. Are 5S checklists established for the area and being used (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly)?

  • 2. Are Autonomous Maintenance activities in the 5S Checklist?

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

  • 4. Are cleaning materials (brooms, dust pans, cleaning fluids) easily accessible?

  • 5. Overall is the work area clean (including between departments and along walls / poles)?

  • 0 = No evidence
    1 = Some evidence of Implementation, but very little conformance
    2 = Evidence supports at least half in conformance
    3 = Most of implementation is complete, but a few minor gaps remain
    4 = Complete conformance with no noted problems

4. STANDARDIZE

  • 1. Is Sort, Straighten, and Shine fully implemented and functioning well?

  • 2. Are all employees in the area wearing proper PPE as required?

  • Do employees know how to access MSDS information and know the location of Tornado Shelters and Evacuation Assembly Areas?

  • 4. Are electrical and pneumatic safe work practices followed (safe working condition, do not present tripping hazards, emergency shut off areas not blocked)?

  • 5. Do all employees understand the processes that pertain to them and are they consistent (interview employees regarding established criteria and red tag system)?

  • 6. Are all team members actively participating (interview employees and supervisors)?

  • 0 = No evidence
    1 = Some evidence of Implementation, but very little conformance
    2 = Evidence supports at least half in conformance
    3 = Most of implementation is complete, but a few minor gaps remain
    4 = Complete conformance with no noted problems

5. SUSTAIN

  • 1. Are communication tools (boards, team binders/etc) current and in order?

  • 2. Are 5S audits performed monthly by peers/supervisors/other departments and quarterly by Plant Management?

  • 3. Is the team meeting a minimum of once per month to review past audits, continue implementation, and drive continuous improvement (evidence with meeting minutes)?

  • 4. Are continuous improvement activities taking place that eliminate root causes? Are root cause analysis tools being used (Why-Why Analysis, Cause and Effect Diagrams, A3's, etc.)

  • Interview team members about any improvements that have been made since the previous audit, make notes and take pictures.

  • Improvement Pictures

  • 0 = No evidence
    1 = Some evidence of Implementation, but very little conformance
    2 = Evidence supports at least half in conformance
    3 = Most of implementation is complete, but a few minor gaps remain
    4 = Complete conformance with no noted problems

AREA SUGGESTIONS

  • We all have different experiences and ideas, please take a minute to list some suggestions for improvements to the area and the processes. No idea is too small or too big!

Sign Off

  • Area supervisor or production team lead

  • Auditor's signature

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