5S Methodology – Lesson 5 – Standardize, Sustain and Safety

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The “Standardize” step where most of the 5S program starts to fail!

The team has to decide who does what and when in a very detailed way.

I already told you something in the Shine Step and the tool I would like to suggest is the RACI table.

My suggestion is to make the RACI table visible in the area so everyone can always know what is his/her task to carry out.

Further, you have to remember that in the standardize you have to include:

Work Balancing.

The last step of the 5S Methodology is the “Sustain”.

This step is about participation and improvement.
The goal is to make the “5S” a habit.

The best way is to create something like a competition among departments with the leadership auditing the areas and giving awards regularly.

What is normally done in some companies is a regular walk with audits.

First-Line Supervisor audit on a daily base.
Area Manager on a weekly base.
Section Manager on a monthly base.
Plant Manager on a quarterly base.

Some companies speak about 6S.

They add the Safety to the 5S.

There are a lot of links between the 5S Methodology and the Safety because with an excellent 5S implementation you can reduce a lot of risks, you can get ergonomics and remove unsafe conditions.


I strongly suggest starting with a 5S program in some areas you want to learn the methodology.

The best way to learn 5S is by doing it!



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