Step 1 - Sort
If the area is clean for unused tools or equipments?
If the area is clean for unnecessary items or materials?
If the area is clean for unnecessary documents, standards or
instructions (outdated or not valid)?
Step 2 – Systemize
Are transport ways, walking paths, pallets placing, equipment,
working area etc. Marked clearly?
Is floor marks undamaged and follows plant standard?
Are the places of tools, inside cabinets, etc. clearly marked?
Are tools, materials and documents placed according to frequency of
use of best possible ergonomy?
Are min/max levels for consumption materials clearly defined?
Are all safety procedures and equipment (include emergency stops
Is fire and safety equipment clearly marked and easy to find the
Step 3 – Sweep
Are the floors clean (according to standard)?
Are equipments appearance clean (according to standard)?
Has cleaning and inspection activities been performed according to
Step 4 – Standardize
Is there an instruction for each equipment regarding cleaning and
inspection (include responsible person, what, how, pictures, etc.)?
Is measurement equipment in the area calibrated according to a set
Are 5S standards for each area and machine visualized where they are
Are there a clear procedures for updating and maintaining the
Step 5 – Sustain
Is there an up to date activity plan for 5S at the area?
Have issue points from previous audits been corrected?
Are there clear responsibilities for performing the 5S activities in
the area (who does what during the week)?
Is everyone informed about and trained on latest cleaning and
inspection standards (Skill matrix)?
Is everyone on the work area involved in the 5S activities (check
responsibilities on action plan)?
Are weekly 5S-audits on the work area done (by management team or