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Make daily rounds of the workplace, and comment on what is good and bad,
including clothes and uniforms.
Determine areas of responsibility for cleaning and hold a contest to encourage
competition among employees.
Use the company bulletin boards to make the results of all these activities known to
the entire company.
In addition, the factory manager should make regular rounds to help raise employee
awareness of the 5S. Plan monthly and daily activities
6. The plan of monthly and daily activities should include:
a. A list of “to do” items, and the period in which to complete these items.
b. The name of the person in charge.
c. The exact date and time of activities.
d. A programme for educating employees and disseminating the 5S concept, with the
names of those to be educated. Process activity reports
7. Activity reports should be processed as follows:
a. Weekly report: incorporate each individual’s activity record into a weekly report and
present this to superiors.
b. Monthly report: each person-in-charge at each workplace reports their monthly
progress to the person in overall charge.
c. The person in overall charge summarizes the implementation data and distributes
this information to employees in the form of a 5S newspaper. This should include
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Figure 6.2c Rules for 5S activities
Figure 6.2a 5S activity report
Figure 6.2d Annual plan for 5S activities Discussion
The following questions ask you to think about how the ideas in the text could be applied in
your company. Some of the ideas may not be relevant to you. Concentrate on those that are
relevant. Keep notes of your conclusions – you will need them to prepare your action plan
afterwards. Where appropriate ask yourself the RADAR questions.
Note: Always include in your discussion any figures referred to in the text if you feel these
are relevant to your company.
a. Parag. 2. Do things stay clean for long in your workplaces? Which items get dirty
again most quickly? Which stay clean the longest? How would it be possible to keep
any of these items clean for a longer period before they have to be cleaned again?
b. Parag. 3. Would you expect the 5S to bring these benefits to your workplaces?
c. Parag. 4. Apply the RADAR questions to these rules for implementing the 5S Activities
d. Parag. 5. Apply the RADAR questions to these guidelines for getting employees
actively engaged in the 5S activities in the workplace.
e. Parag. 6: Apply the RADAR questions to these suggestions for creating a plan for
monthly and daily activities. Be as concrete as possible.
f. Parag. 7. Discuss how you would set up a system for keeping activity records, and
how you would deal with any problems you could expect.
g. Look again at all these 5S concepts and guidelines. Do you now think that the 5S
activities would bring the three primary benefits to your company that are mentioned
at the beginning of the text? Action plan
Draw up an action plan for implementing the 5S Activities in your workplaces. Alternatively
you may choose to prepare one action plan when you have discussed several texts. You
might like to follow the 6-Point Structure. A Roadmap to Quality 13 Unit 6 - Hygiene and Health 05-87581_unit 6.qxd 01/08/2006 10:52 Page 14 6.3 Maintain appropriate levels of lighting,
temperature and humidity
1. If we want to have a working environment that is always comfortable, healthy and clean
we need to define the factors that create such an environment, and then establish
standards to maintain these factors. They include not only cleanliness, but also the right
levels of lighting, temperature, and humidity. Factors, on the other hand, that create an
unpleasant environment – noise, odours, vibration, and dust - are examined in Text 6.4. Be flexible in establishing standard levels
2. The standards should be based on the type of work being performed, and may vary
from one job site to another. Desirable levels of lighting, temperature and humidity will
be different in offices used for reading and writing, in places where inspections are
carried out, in general work areas, and in outdoor locations. The methods used to
control these levels will also vary. In some work locations it will be impossible to provide
a comfortable environment, so you should regulate the amount of time that any
employees have to spend in such locations. Measure the levels
3. Some environmental factors, such as temperature and relative humidity, can be
measured numerically, while others, such as odour and vibration, either cannot be
measured or are often ambiguous. Because of this, it is important not to get too caught
up in numbers. Rather, set standards that relate to the way one actually feels in a
particular environment. There is no need, except in special circumstances, to enforce
strict specific stan...
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