5S is a philosophy, a way of life that one practices all the time every day. It involves everyone in the organisation.
5S is considered as the Foundation of Improvement Activities and its purpose is to involve the workforce in creating a safe, hygienic, satisfying and pleasant work environment.
The 5S pillars are Sort (Seiri), Set in Order (Seiton), Shine (Seiso), Standardize (Seiketsu), and Sustain (Shitsuke).
- Segregate and Red Tag all unwanted,rework-able and obsolete items.
- Dispose off the unwanted items.
- Keep the bare essentials and clear of the walkways.
- Identify abnormal occurrences.