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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.






I believe that the project has been the catalyst for some big changes in the way we operate and think. Your presence, support, enthusiasm and ability to engage the personnel involved has been integral to this.

Keith Bassett, Plant Manager, KR Castlemaine

The course has helped me to understand that there are lots of different types of people but you need a good mix to be an effective team and to get the best results.

Front Line Manager on Aspire Programme