Sorting Eliminate all unnecessary tools, parts. Go through all tools, materials, and so forth in the plant and work area. Keep only essential items and eliminate what is not required, prioritizing things per requirements and keeping them in easily-accessible places. Everything else is stored or discarded.

  • General clutter. Are all items necessary?

  • Are work documents available, clean and updated?

Straightening Arrange the work, workers, equipment, parts, and instructions in such a way that the work flows free of waste through the value added tasks with a division of labour necessary to meet demand.

  • Are all tools in proper place?

  • Are staging and storage areas clearly marked and being used?

Systematic cleaning (housekeeping) Clean the workspace and all equipment, and keep it clean, tidy and organized.

  • Is the area clean? Floors swept, trash picked up?

  • Are area corners and below stairwells free of clutter?

  • Is equipment, guards and handrails clean and painted?

Standardize Ensure uniform procedures and setups throughout the operation to promote interchangeability.

  • Are all repeat items taken care of?

  • Are completed items being completed across teams?

Sustain Ensure disciplined adherence to rules and procedures to prevent backsliding.

  • Is all signage adequate and displayed properly?

  • Is previous audit posted with completion of identified items marked?

Safety Hazards and exposures

  • Are exits and fire extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • Is all PPE being used and functioning?

  • Are all walkways clear and clean?

  • Are all fire extinguishers inspected and properly charged?

  • Is all mobile equipment operating safely, in good condition and with preshift inspections completed?

  • Are all electrical panels, switches and MCC's labeled and clear of obstructions?

  • Are all hazardous materials,containers, process tanks and squeeze/spray bottles properly stored and labeled?

  • Is all guarding in place, bolted and functioning properly?

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