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Improvement Toolkit / 5S

Sort • Set in Order • Shine • Standardise • Sustain


5S is a workplace organisation method focused on eliminating waste.


It is a defined, visual and simple method for organising and maintaining the workplace in the optimum condition in order to eliminate waste.


Use 5s to:

  • Enable standardised process operation
  • Reduce Waste through good organisation
  • Easily identify abnormalities
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Build a foundation for further improvement activities.

Adopting 5S will ensure all clutter is removed; resulting in a safer working environment that everyone should be proud of. Only tools and materials actually required should be held within the work area, each having a designated location for quick retrieval and return.

Our ‘hands on’ training takes people on a journey through the 5Ss, from Sort to Sustain, enabling trainees to see the benefits first hand.






That’ll never work [about the modification]...

[2 hours later]... That’s a good idea.


It must be said that the concept of change management which LI were asked to bring in was a very big ‘ask’. Their work on the floor was very beneficial to change management. LI try to problem solve by using the workforce. This has to be done tactfully. They achieved it. They had the respect of the people on the floor and the management which is a major credit.

Peter Barnett, CFO, KR Castlemaine