I work in a medical laboratory and we are implementing 5S practices. We have auditors from various departments that audit different areas monthly and right now our audit questions need some work. Any suggestions where I can get ideas or see an example of an audit form that has been used in a similar situation.
Below is a basic template I have been using. I'll admit I have no experience in a medical laboratory, but Im a firm believer that the 5S principles can be applied anywhere and the questions themselves are not necessarily the most important feature of the audit checklist. What I'm arguing is that whatever questions you ask in an audit that they should be specific, important to that area being audited and binary. A simple yes or a no. But before an audit can be done a standard should be established allowing the auditor to determine if the standard was met or not. The challenge will be to make the standard not subjective. When the standard is not met, this can be an opportunity for coaching and practicing PDCA.
I hope this helps.
|1. There is no unnecessary RM, WIP, FG|
|2. There is no unnecessary Equipment, Machines, Furniture, Racking|
|3. There is no unnecessary Tools, Paperwork, Office Supplies|
|4. Clutther free: Floors, storage area/closets, work surfaces, cabinets|
5. Regular removal of garbage/unnecessary items are evident with red tag.
If you or anyone else needs, I have a couple that I can share.
If you have any audit forms I would really appreciate it. Just trying to generate a form that works for our laboratory.