5S Audit

Maintenance, production, safety, quality, inspection, audits and much more procedures can be digitised with the new Augmented & Connected Worker solution.

What is a 5S Audit?

5S is an audit and qualitative process that can be described as a systematic check of the work environment in order to identify opportunities for improvement and pursuit the continuous improvement of workspaces and overall shop floor. The methodology is part of just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing an the goal is to facilitate execution by organize, clean, and remove unnecessary tools that are not necessary for a work session to guarantee efficiency and safety.

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How is the 5S Audit implemented?


STEP 1: Sort

Select and categorize materials to keep only the necessary ones.


STEP 2: Set in order

Organize materials in a way that will facilitate the execution.


STEP 3: Shine

Clean the workplace and maintain it organized.


STEP 4: Standardize

Make sure the process becomes regular.


STEP 5: Sustain

Guarantee that the process is followed by auditing it regularly.

How the Connected Worker platform can improve the procedure?

Digital Work Instructions

By digitizing the process in the platform, each “S” can be part of a workflow to guide the worker. With the correct digital calendars and guides, workers will be able to know which steps to follow to guarantee a correct process execution. The reporting can be done in real-time and the procedure can even be scored for better analysis. 

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5S Audit
Execution Visual Evidence

In order to obtain execution proof and to improve the subsequent analysis of the results, you may require visual evidence through photos or videos. This multimedia capture option can also be very useful when reporting nonconformities in order to better explain the situation.


Of going from Paper to Digital Procedures

By providing adequate support to teams and valuable task schedules and support inputs to workers, process execution will be made simpler and productivity will improve. However, the main benefit is the ease with which this process can be turned into a standard and sustained task which can be integrated into a workflow and can not be ignored, increasing both efficiency and control.

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How can Glartek help?

With the new  Augmented & Connected Worker digital processes are a new reality. It enables you to digitalise your process through digital checklists and work instructions with a never seen mobility. As a result, this means that every worker can have their own digital workflow, calendar, and support information to guarantee an efficient process execution. Besides, during the execution, workers can submit visual evidence, such as photos or short videos. This information is available at all times, allowing managers to frequently analyze the process and optimize it. The solution also allow to create reports and metrics with relevant information displayed in graphs.


Download your detailed 5S Audit procedure template and import it into the Augmented & Connected Worker platform. You can also read our blogpost and learn more about how to migrate 5S Audits from paper to digital.

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