Introduction to 5S

  • Course Duration: 1 day


A dirty or untidy workplace often makes it difficult to find items when they are needed. Poor layout means working harder, not smarter. It can lead to errors and incur unnecessary costs due to inefficient use of space. These factors are not only detrimental to quality; they can also increase the risk of accidents and environmental incidents. Above all, a poorly managed work environment indicates a lax mentality in management and staff that is at odds with the desire to achieve excellence.

This 1 day course teaches 5S’s – a systematic approach to creating and maintaining a work environment that is conducive to efficient and safe working practices. Some organisations decide to implement 5S’s as one of the first steps in a broad improvement strategy, because it provides visible and striking evidence that things have already begun to change for the better.

Who should attend

Managers, supervisors and others who want a better work environment and wish to keep it that way.


  • Participants will be able to enhance their performance and derive greater job satisfaction.
  • Sponsor organisations will be able to establish a corporate mentality of a “healthy mind in a healthy body” and use this to encourage employee participation within a broad strategy for continual improvement.

Key Topics

  • What’s wrong with our work place?
  • Why it is difficult to change
  • Making the transition from correction to prevention
  • Overview of 5S’s and the benefits
  • Seiri – Organisation
  • Siton – Neatness
  • Seiso – Cleaning
  • Seiketsu – Standardisation
  • Shitsuke – Discipline
  • Implementing 5S’s in different environments – at work, in the office and even in the home
  • Maintaining standards
  • Extending 5S’s across the organisation


This 1-day course comprises a series of interactive tutorials, examples and team-based exercises. Each participant who completes the course will receive a set of course notes and a certificate.

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