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A company wide implementation plan b setting up a

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Unformatted text preview: be carried out. 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 Unit 6 - Hygiene and Health 12 A Roadmap to Quality 05-87581_unit 6.qxd 01/08/2006 10:52 Page 13 news of future plans, and other public relations material (slogans, examples of improvement, etc.). 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 company-wide. 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 Introduction 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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