Here is a list of good 5S standard practices taken from a fantastic new book from GBMP E2 Continuous Improvement System.
- Make it clear what is needed and what is not needed
- Provide a means for red tagging and removing unneeded items on an ongoing basis
- Establish guidelines for signage and meanings for colors used in work areas
- Identify walk areas, dangerous conditions or danger zones
- Clarify home locations for material, information, equipment and supplies
- Outline expectations and frequency for cleaning and inspection activities in the area
- Ensure tools and supplies for maintaining 5S are located and available