What is 5S training and how will it help my workplace?

5S training is the key foundation pillar for any organisational change. It provides a cleaner, more organised and more efficient workplace.

5S can be applied to any work area, including offices, to instil a culture which encourages improvements.


The 5S steps are: 

1.    Sort (Seiri) – Elimination of unnecessary work items

2.    Set In Order (Seiton) – Establishment of efficient and effective storage systems

3.    Shine (Seiso) – Establishment of cleaning requirements and systems to   quickly highlight issues

4.    Standardise (Seiketsu) – Establishment of best practice as a standard process

5.    Sustain (Shitsuke) – Strategy development to sustain best practice into routine. A place for everything, and everything in its place!


Vative 5S Courses:

  • Establish an understanding of all Lean pillars as 5S training develops all pillars
  • Sets the standards for business and develops a Lean culture
  • Creates efficiency in the workplace and minds of its workers
  • Creates a safer and more aesthetically pleasing work area for a company and its employees Improves labor utilisation as it reduces the time people spend looking for things
  • All materials for training and implementation are supplied by Vative
  • Vative’s standard 5S training course requires trainees to undertake the 5S steps, one step at a time, over a 5-month period. Each month assessments and audits are completed to ensure everyone is aligned. Learning and implementing 5S through a 5S training course will establish a visually managed work area and leave the team involved with a huge sense of achievement and enthusiasm.

Please have a look at some of our 5S training example photos on the downloadable flyer below.

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