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The Japanese’s 5S Good Housekeeping practices at the workplace have proven to raise the level of productivity for many organizations worldwide.  In fact, 5S Good Housekeeping is the first and most basic module for “Lean Manufacturing” implementation.  Many government offices also strive to implement this 5S Good Housekeeping practices to improve their service efficiency, corporate image as well as safety levels. Using this relation between housekeeping and productivity as a basis, organizations should take steps on a regular basis to reduce its costs through the elimination or reduction of wastage. To achieve this, employees should be trained to carry out 5S Good Housekeeping practices to identify and eliminate wastes in their organizations. 5S Good Housekeeping is a simple, low-cost approach, systematic and successful way to an improved workplace.  An organized workplace is also a safer place. It leads to a cleaner and neater environment and happier workers.



At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of 5S Good Housekeeping and how it can benefits the employees and organization.
  • Learn the 5S Principles for wastes reduction and productivity improvements
  • Implement and practice 5S good housekeeping method systematically at the workplace.
  • Convince workers of the benefits of good housekeeping
  • Plan out a proper housekeeping audit
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards through discipline & teach others to do likewise.


In order to maximize the participants' learning and retention, this course uses the following methods:
  • Small group discussions and activities
  • Case studies
  • Housekeeping exercises at the workplace
  • Quizzes and live audits
course contents:


  • Why 5S?
  • Benefits to workers and organization
  • Japanese factories – well known for cleanliness and orderliness. How and why?

5S Good Housekeeping Principles

  • Seiri (Sort)
  • Seiton (Set-in-Order)
  • Seiso (Shine)
  • Seiketsu (Standardize)
  • Shitsuke (Sustain the Self Discipline)

Step-By-Step Implementation

  • How to implement Seiri (Sort)?
  • How to implement Seiton (Set-in-Order)?
  • How to implement Seiso (Shine)?
  • How to implement Seiketsu (Standardize)?
  • How to implement Shitsuke (Sustain the Self Discipline)?

Worldclass Good Housekeeping Practices

  • Different classes of workplace
  • Sorting and Red Tagging exercises
  • A place for everything and everything in its place
  • Cleaning is checking. Use our senses while cleaning
  • Examples of world class Visual Management practices
  • Guidelines for 5S audits
  • Management reinforcement/change to adapt 5S concept and religiously followed by all parties concerned.


  • Video/Camera shooting of actual workplace
  • Sample shop floor line tour / mini 5S trial audit
  • Class exercise: To improve one sample work station by learning to apply 5S principles
  • Visual Control Management exercise
  • Individual & group exercises
who should attend:
  • All levels of employees - - especially those who are involved in a plant wide 5S Housekeeping program
administrative details :
Duration : 2 days
Time : 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue : In-house or public program
Language medium : English
Trainer :
Nelson Kok (please click here to see trainer's profile)
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