Seiri: Sort +SAFETY™

During the 5s Sorting Phase, you will evaluate all of the tools, materials, equipment, supplies, and other objects in the work area. You will decide how each of these items fits into the work flow. Items that obstruct the work flow may be removed, discarded or stored.

In the Seiri: Sort +SAFETY™ version of the 5s Sorting Phase, you will add a simple safety evaluation. You will use a customized Red Tag approach to identify hazards, so that they may addressed later in the 5s process.

Another important aspect of the Seiri: Sort +SAFETY™ version of the 5s Sorting Phase is the PlusONE SOS - Safety Of Storage program. Because you will be storing items as part of your 5s Sorting Phase, you will want to be sure your storage procedures and storage areas also follow a 5s methodology. Your storage area will need to be organized and labeled for easy access to stored materials. The PlusONE program will help make this happen.