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5S Methodology

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SKU: C-353Duration: 21 Minutes Certificate Included

PPV format perfect for individual users.

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Course Details


Training Time: 21 minutes

 Mobile Compatible

Based on: Based on methodologies originally developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation


  • English

Is your workplace a mess? Tired of spending hours searching for the right tool? This course will teach you about the 5S methodology, which focuses on organizing and standardizing the workplace to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Its five principles, sorting, straightening, sweeping, standardizing and sustaining, will make you and your co-workers better prepared to accomplish all of your tasks while being safer and more efficient in the process.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define "5S"-Sort, Straighten, Sweep, Standardize, Sustain
  • Describe the benefits of 5S
  • Describe how to implement 5S

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is 5S?
A method used to organize the workplace

What is the purpose of 5S, and what are the benefits?
5S is used to increase efficiency of a workplace. This should result in reduce product defects, reduced costs, fewer accidents, and increased productivity.

What are the five steps in 5S?
Sort, straighten, sweep, standardize, and sustain.

Is worker feedback important in 5S?
Yes, 5S works best when management and workers both contribute, and managers should facilitate worker input.

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

The second S is "straighten." Analyze the workflow of the area, and put things in their best possible location. If a tool is used a lot, store it near where it is used. If a tool is not used very often, store it farther away. Arrange tools and materials so that they are easy to see and reach. A person seeing the workplace for the first time should be able to easily understand where things are supposed to be stored. Use outlines and labels to show where things belong. For example, put tape or paint around the base of equipment, or around handheld tools to show their intended locations. Use labels when the outline alone doesn't give enough information.

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -
  • Smart Practical Logic – Lean Management 5S –
  • o Smart Lean Management 5S templates -

Customer Reviews

5S Methodology

“We use this video to train our new employees during the orientation and on boarding process. It really helps them to understand what we expect in terms of safety, housekeeping and organization on the plant floor. This video has been a valuable tool.”

Human Resources Mgr.

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