Skills of 5S audit and improvement

The 5S implementation can only achieve good results with the participation of all employees in the organization. Once done, however, there must be a performance evaluation. Thus, what a manager needs to do a 5S audit is:

  • Know how to formulate and manage 5S audit programs and plans.
  • Develop 5S audit skills (observation, recording, communication, data processing, reporting, monitoring, etc)
  • Practice assessing 5S in the field
  • Review the effectiveness and efficiency of 5S
  • Identify improvement opportunities through a 5S audit

The course “Skills of 5S audit and improvement” helps maintain and continually improve production efficiency in the process of implementing 5S at the business.

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Name of the course: Skills of 5S audit and improvement
Object: Line leader, supervisor, team leader, sub leader
Training time: 2 – 3 days (designed as customer’s requirements)
Language: Vietnamese
Lecturers: Vietnamese
Forms of training: Inhouse or Public workshop
Training methods: Lecture presentation, discussion, and practice are organized in the classroom


  • Clearly understand the meaningful purpose of 5S for improvement activities
  • Maintain daily and periodic 5S reviews to ensure implementation of improvement activities to improve productivity and quality.
  • Review the effectiveness and efficiency of 5S activities
  • Evaluate the positive aspects of 5S implementation
  • Promptly encourage individuals and organizations to complete the work well and replicate initiatives
  • Detect limited areas in performance for appropriate improvements.


Overview of 5S internal audit

  • What is a 5S internal audit
  • Purpose and meaning of 5S internal audit
  • Roles and responsibilities of 5S internal audit
  • Objectives and plans of 5S internal audit
  • Practice: Build 5S audit structure, assigni roles and responsibilities

Develop organizational structure, assign 5S audit tasks

  • Develop the organizational structure of 5S internal audit, roles and responsibilities
  • Develop goals and plans for the 5S internal audit
  • Practice: Develop an audit goal and implementation plan

Develop criteria and standards for 5S internal audits

  • Plan and prepare for the 5S internal audit
  • Develop criteria and standards for 5S internal audits
  • Method of communication of the auditors with employees at the auditing place
  • Identify the points that need improvement at work
  • Practice: Develop criteria and standards for 5S internal audits
  • Practice: Identify the points that need improvement at work

Carry out 5S audit at work

  • Discuss and divide the class into 4 groups
  • Assign audit areas to groups
  • Discuss the 5S audit method
  • Trainers guide 5S audit methods in the field
  • 4 groups perform 5S audit at assigned workplace
  • Summarize the results of 5S audit at work
  • Identify improvement activities and plan for improvement and follow-up audit plan
  • Practice: Audit 5S at a real working environment
  • Practice: Make a report on audit results

Report on 5S audit results

  • 4 groups make presentations to report on 5S audit results
  • Other groups and trainers comment
  • Performe the standardization of 5S audit items to apply for the next auditing period
  • Practice to report results
  • Standardize the 5S audit process

Course review, action plan and certification


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