Removal from the workstation of everything that is unnecessary for work at any given time
Labeling equipment and placing in designated areas
3. CLEANING UP
Tidying up the workstation and organizing cleaning supplies
Determination of placement standards for workstation equipment
Developing the habit of following the first four S's
The principles underlying 5S include workplace ergonomics, cleanliness and elimination of redundant items, standardization, promoting visual communication and, most importantly, improving safety.
The goal of 5S practices is to establish and maintain order in the workplace. 5S practices are one of the cornerstones of creating a work environment conducive to quality activities, which translates into process efficiency.