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5 of the Best 5S Audit Checklists

5S audit checklists are used to ensure workers follow standard housekeeping procedures that apply the 5S principles of Sort (seiri), Set in order (seiton), Shine (seiso), Standardize (seiketsu), and Sustain (shitsuke) to maintain cleanliness and orderliness in the workplace. The 5S method helps improve productivity, working conditions, and with the addition of a 6th S for Safety, the safety of all employees.

Conduct digital 5S audits using iAuditor, the world’s #1 inspection app, and capture photos of items that are no longer needed, notify your team members or vendors to work on urgent actions, and schedule 5S inspections to promote productivity best practices and workplace culture. Get started by downloading these 100% free and customizable 5S checklists.

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1. General 5S Housekeeping Checklist

Perform 5S with this General 5S Housekeeping Checklist to organize workspaces so your workers can perform efficiently, effectively, and safely. Begin your 5S inspection by describing the nature of work and capture a photo of the workspace before proceeding with the 5S inspection. Assess each principle (sort out, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) then capture photos of red tagged items and allocate a place for all the materials needed for your work. Consolidate daily cleaning procedures and create a standard in setting up a clean workplace. Lastly, all training and other programs should be implemented to sustain workplace organization. End the inspection by providing recommendation and overall rating.

2. 5S Manufacturing Checklist

Use this 5S Manufacturing Checklist to help your business improve productivity through workplace cleanliness and efficiency. This checklist can help identify the unnecessary items stored in the manufacturing site and ensure machines, equipment, and tools are kept clean and in working order. Use iAuditor to generate onsite reports that capture photo(s) evidence of broken, unusable, or occasionally used items.

3. 5S Warehouse Checklist

5S Warehouse Checklist aims to increase the value of products for customers. This can be accomplished by eliminating waste from warehouse production. This template would check if floors, loading docks, and storage areas are free from obstructions or blockages. In addition, forklift, materials, equipment, and containers can be checked if stored in their proper places. Use iAuditor to assign a corrective action to other employees and address areas for improvement.

4. 5S in the Workplace Checklist

Use this 5S in the Workplace Checklist converted using iAuditor to identify the items that need to be removed from the workplace. This inspection form will help you note obsolete, broken or unnecessary workbenches, shelves, chairs, lockers, and other items that are not required for projects. The checklist helps ensure the allocation of time and resources for all employees to participate in 5S activities.

5. 5S Office Checklist

Inspect the cleanliness, order, and structure of your facilities by using this 5S Office Checklist. This checklist will help ensure that the cabinets, shelves, and files have labels to allow immediate identification. Identify if displays are tidy, free of clutter, and up-to-date. Use iAuditor to add comments and recommendations on how to maintain a clean and organized office.

Bonus! 6S Lean Safety Checklist

Safety is the additional S to the existing 5S program. 6S Lean focuses on what can be done to eliminate risks in work processes. Use the 6S Lean Safety Checklist to identify hazards or potential risks while performing tasks in the workplace. Use iAuditor to conduct better 6S inspections to provide risk rating and hazard control measures to be implemented. Take a photo of steps or activity conducted and generate report onsite. Learn more about the 6S method here.


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Follow these 5 steps to start performing mobile inspections

  1. Create a free iAuditor account to get started
  2. Download a template above and modify it for your workplace or browse other checklist topics
  3. Install the iAuditor app on your mobile or tablet and perform an inspection
  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
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