This 5S Audit Checklist is a device used by area supervisors or factory managers to perform monthly or quarterly audits. Use this checklist to assure that 5S principles and set standards are being observed and performed by workers.
1. For each comment, choose the proper score. [Use picture below as reference]
2. Tap on 'Note' or 'Image' below each question to attach a comment or proof
4. For recognised failed things, assign a corrective action by tapping on 'Action', give a description, attach to a member and set priority and due date.
5. Complete all details in the checklist & review score per district to classify the overall rate score.
Attach a photo of workspace.
Only the needed equipment is present in the area. All old, broken or useless equipment not needed for current projects are removed from the area or red-tagged for removal
Only the ordered tools are near the area. Tools not needed for current projects are removed from the area or red-tagged for removal.
Only the required furniture is near the area. All old, broken or useless work-benches, shelves, chairs, lockers, etc. not needed for current projects are excluded from the area or red-tagged for removal.
Only the required spare parts and supplies are in the area. Things not needed for current projects are displaced from the area or red-tagged for removal.
All tripping hazards such as electrical cables and equipment cables are displaced from all working, standing, and walking zones.
Equipment/machinery is clearly classified (numbered, named, colour-coded, etc) and placed in an accurately identified location. Critical preservation points are clearly marked
Tools have a selected storage area that is within range of the operator. The place is properly identified and a system is in place to identify tools that are missing (shadowboard, etc.)
When applicable, furniture is clearly labelled (numbered, named, colour-coded, etc.) and placed in a properly named place.
Locations for containers, WIP's, boxes, bins etc. are clearly marked via signs or marked/taped lines and accurately labelled.
PAPERWORK is properly labelled and has a clearly recognised place that is away from work surfaces
Work areas needing personal protective equipment (PPE) are explicitly marked (floor tape, safety signs, etc.)
stop switches and breakers are extremely visible and located for easy access in emergency situations
Fire hoses, fire extinguishers, and other emergency supplies are prominently displayed and are unobstructed.
Floor, paths, etc. are clearly signed; forklift lanes, exits, dangerous areas, paths of egress, walkways, paths, etc. are all marked with visible lines (floor tape/floor paint).
Working conditions are ergonomically friendly. Tools and other times needed for daily work are stored at suitable heights, anti-fatigue mats are in an area where applicable, related safety signage is demonstrated clearly, etc.
The workspace layout provides easy unobstructed exits in case of emergency. The emergency exit way is posted in conspicuous locations for all to see
Paperwork is correctly labelled and has clearly identified locations that are apart from work surfaces.
Work areas (where machines, workbenches, dies, and other equipment including electrical boxes are in place) are kept neat and painted.
Walls, partitions, rails, etc. are kept clean, neat and painted.
Floors are free from dirt, debris, oil, parts, hardware, empty containers, etc. and all pipes are clear of debris and clogs.
Paperwork is not split and is kept neat and protected from any contaminants.
Containers, boxes, bins, etc. are clean, neat and not anyhow damaged. When deposited, they are neatly stacked in their suitable location.
All personal protective equipment (PPE) is sustained in hygienic and reliable condition and is properly deposited in an easily approachable and labeled location when not in use.
All cleaning equipment is neatly deposited and is readily accessible when required.
All safety equipment (e.g. related warnings, signs, labels, floor lines, etc). are all clean, easy to read, not anyhow damaged, and provide sufficient protection.
There is posted schedule showing times, frequency, and obligations to clean areas of the workplace such as windowpanes, corners, walls, doors, rooms etc.
Tools, equipment, paperwork, furniture, etc. are stored correctly in designated places and are restored to their proper homes directly after use.
Equipment maintenance records are evident and clearly state when maintenance last occurred.
Product waste is consistently and regularly cleaned up and displaced from workspace.
Preventative measures have been performed to warrant the workplace meets 5S guidelines.
The work environment satisfies the demands of the work being performed (lighting brightness and colour, temperature, airflow and quality etc.)
The results of the previous audit are shown and clearly visible for the entire team.
Areas for improvement are identified during the previous audit have been written and completed.
A member of management has joined in a 5S activity such as an audit or other activity within the past 3 audits.
Recognition is given to teams getting included in 5S activities.
Time and resources are allocated to 5S activities.
All team leaders, supervisors, etc. are assigned 5S activities to be performed at least once a week.
The team took the initiative to make positive changes to the workplace that were NOT recognised during the last audit.
Overall observation and recommendations:
Full name and Signature of Area Supervisor/ or any Assigned Employee:
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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