5S Audit checklist

5S Audit Form assesses the implementation and effectiveness of the 5S workplace organization methodology. It helps identify areas of improvement to continuously ensure a clean and organized working environment. ​

5S Audit checklist



5S - Sustain

1. All materials, WIP, stock and scrap stored in correct place and checked periodically(No overflow)


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2. Equipment star, stop operate and cleaning procedure are performed as per standard and checked periodically.


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3. Standards for tools storage, identification labels, & positioning are performedas per standard and checked periodically.


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4. The 6S audit result is visible to all , up to date and shared with shop floor and management.


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5. Recognition is given to teams, who get involved in 6S activities.


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6. The Cleaning are done periodically as per standard inquire and comply with procedure and allocated time.


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1S - Sort

1. Only and all the required materials, WIP and stocks present in the work area.


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2. Only and all the required tools and equipment are present in the work area


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3. Only and all the required paperwork is present in the work area(signage)


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4. Only and all the required items(furniture, rails etc.) are in the work area


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5. All the required items in the work area are free of obstruction access.


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2S - Set In Order

1. Locations for materials, WIP, stock and scrap required in the work area, are identified, visible and accessible.


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2. Locations for Equipment (incl. Cleaning equipment/ spill kit/bins) and Tools, are identified, visible and accessible.


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3. Locations for necessary paperwork exists are identified, visible and accessible.


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4. Locations for all private/personal belongings/areas are identified, visible and accessible


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5. Walkways and work area boundaries are defined and in place.


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6. All necessary items are identified as per colour coding standard and the paint/marking visible( not faded)


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3S - Shine

1. The cleaning procedure and allocated time are defined & informed to respected parties.


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2. Machine equipment(incl. Auxiliary equipment such as fan, Fume extractor etc) are free of dust and oil leakage.


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3. Tool required for work(dust, Plier, Wrench & other) are cleaned after usage.


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4. Paperwork and work surface( worktable, shelves, storage containers) are clean and damage free.


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5. Areas of private/personal belongings are clean and damage free.


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6. Walls walkways, stairs and clean, un-cluttered and damage free.


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7. Hard to reach area are identified and cleaned periodically as per standard inquire.


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4S - Standardize

1. Standards locations for all materials, WIP, stock and scrap in the work area provided, arranged and informed for all team member.


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2. Standards of for equipment start, stop operate and cleaning procedure provided in the work area and informed for all team member.


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3. Standards for tools storage provided, the tools conditions free of any damage or modification(welded, tied up etc)


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4. Standards or Labels exist for all Paperwork and 6S Board.


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5. Standards or Labels exist for private/personal belongings/areas.


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