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5S Workplace Organisation

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5S workplace organisation is a key tool in Lean construction and involves workers at all levels. It provides a systematic process for establishing and maintaining safe, organised and clean workplaces. It helps to reduce accidents as well as damage or loss of materials and tools - and to improve productivity. It stands for the following:

  1. Sort
  2. Set in order
  3. Shine
  4. Standardise
  5. Sustain

By implementing 5S workplace organisation in your business practices you can improve your business' working environment, make processes quicker and ultimately improve the quality and consistency of what you do.