5S is about so much more than simply ‘tidying up’ your workplace. It’s a powerful, proven system for ensuring that good, consistent housekeeping reduces your risk from potential hazards.
All physical objects are given a designated area which is organised, planned and deliberate.
Each placement is carefully assessed
Benefits include improved efficiencies, less employee stress for employees and a higher quality of work.
And of course, fewer accidents due to a reduction in the actual number of possible risks. After all, if you have 10 potential risks as opposed to 100, there is less opportunity for them to occur.
As the saying goes, practice doesn’t make it perfect – it makes it permanent. So consistent adherence and implementation of these processes will make them into a corporate habit of second nature with the resultant benefits.