5 Steps To Organise
5S is a workplace organising method origin from Japan. There are a total of five steps: Seiri (Sort), Seition (Set In order), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardise), and Shitsuke (Sustain).
The first step in organising is of course sorting out and clearing away unnecessary items.
2. Set To Order
Similiar items are group together and keep at a designated place. Such as all handy tools are keep neatly in a toolbox. Items for cleaning such as pail, mop etc... are all kept in the same place. This will make the areas neater and also prevent items misplaced.
Especially for tools, we do not need to search the whole place for what we want. Think about it, if you can't find the tool when you need them urgently, what will you do?
Take for instance, your water pipe is leaking and you badly need a spanner to tighten it and yet you can't find it. Will you buy a new spanner or will you keep searching until you find that missing one?
We will have to finish our job on hand, in this case tighten the pipe joint and stop the leakage. What if we are talking about completing certain project for our client? A missing spanner can halt the whole project, causing great loss.
But only after we purchased a new spanner, we then found the missing one. Isn't that frustrating? Now, we have 2 identical spanners. This is a waste of money. We can't nurture this bad habit of keep missing items and keep replacing it.
So we must developed a good habit of keeping our stuffs in an orderly manner.
Cleaning the place, maintenance of equipments and machinery. Everyone like to work in a clean environment. And regular maintenance can prolong equipments or machinery life.
Create a rules for everyone to follow. Making sure the first 3 steps are apply in all areas.
Hold on to the principle of having a orgainsed place. This involved discipline.
Many had added in one more step to the list. And that is Safety.
Safety and Warning Signs shall be displayed to remind others of any dangers ahead. Example: Wet floor Signs, Work in progress, High Voltage, etc...
Despite trying our best to ensure safety, accident do happen so the best is to have a first aid kit and fire extinguisher in your workplace or even your home.
Beside the 6 steps mention above to help in work environment efficiency, there are 7 waste to avoid.
These 7 Waste Are:
The eight waste that are often not notice: under-used talent.
Use your resources, manpower wisely. Understand the talent of each individual around you, allocate task accordingly to their strengths.
I had added in the ninth waste: Space. Clustering of unnecessary items and disorganised placing of items, will waste the floor space. I will rather have a bigger empty space for me to move around than to occupy the space with unnecessary stuffs.
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