• complete knowledge and understanding of the 5S continuous improvement system
  • the required skills and confidence to drive its implementation organisation-wide, thus demonstrating talent and potential to facilitate faster career growth and progression
  • the adequate knowledge and confidence to train other professionals on the 5S continuous improvement system
  • the confidence, skill set and experience to help the organisation streamline data maintenance and storage and improve the working environment for employees
  • the skill and potential to drive the organisation towards adopting and following universal standards for data maintenance and storage as well as work environment quality, thus increasing credibility and branding for the organisation
  • the required skill, understanding and experience of international, universally accepted standards for storage and organisation of data and the workspace, thus building capabilities and abilities to work in any other organisation or industry
  • the experience and skill to contribute to effective data management and quick information retrieval for effective decision making in the organisation
  • a sense of pride and satisfaction to contribute to driving and implementing a sense of discipline and conduct throughout the organisation


The 5S Training Certification Course covers the following topics related to 5S continuous improvement:

5S Principles/Phases

  • Sort
  • Set in order
  • Shine
  • Standardise
  • Sustain

Sorting Strategies

  • Necessary material storage
  • Unusable, broken items removal
  • Standard definition of waste disposal
  • Files/Data archival

Setting-in-Order Strategies

  • Open storage systems
  • Equipment positions
  • Labelled cabinets, storage bins, etc.
  • Colour-coding
  • Item storage by usage frequency
  • Minimum and maximum levels of stock
  • Storage area outlining and labelling

Shining Strategies

  • Dirt, clutter, etc. elimination
  • Work area, tools and equipment cleaning
  • Waste disposal area identification and cleaning
  • Workplace division into zones
  • Duty schedules and responsibilities
  • Cleaning inspection checklists

Standardising Strategies

  • Procedures/schedules for implementation consistency
  • Dynamic work structure
  • Awareness of sorting, organising, cleaning responsibilities
  • Status review of 5S implementation
  • Machine cleaning/lubrication check sheets

Sustaining Strategies

  • Awareness
  • Training
  • Health and safety integration
  • Audit result communication
  • Metrics for results
  • Reward and recognition

5S Implementation Steps

  • Team/team lead establishment
  • Understanding of implementation objectives
  • 5S training
  • Current situation evaluation
  • Data collection
  • Brainstorming
  • Improvement plan
  • Resource and finance estimates
  • Plan implementation
  • Outcome communication
  • Reward and recognition
  • Control plan

5S Benefits

  • Improved efficiency and quality
  • Reduced storage space
  • Improved maintenance and safety
  • Greater employee satisfaction