5S is a Lean technique that involves activities designed to create and maintain an organized and disciplined workplace. Its primary objective is to create a better working environment while simultaneously eliminating waste and optimizing workflow. 5S audits are often used as a mean to evaluate the performance of 5S implementation within any given workplace.
This 5S audit checklist serves as a tool for ensuring that 5S standards and workplace organization protocols are being met. It enables the observer to better identify compliance gaps and provides opportunities for continuous improvement. It comes in two different variations; one that is designed for manufacturing environments and another that is designed to suit office settings.
This template is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that can be modified to meet your specific needs. It can easily be modified to include additional checklist items, thus accommodating a variety of workplace specifications. Please help us to make this template better by providing us with your comments and suggestions.
5S Audit Checklist (20 KB)
5S Audit Checklist – Manufacturing (284 KB)
5S Audit Checklist – Offices (284 KB)
5S Audit Checklist – Offices (20 KB)