5S Workplace Organisation

5S Workplace Organisation

5S Workplace Organisation is the principle of waste elimination in a business.  It is derived from the Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke.  We can translate these words as sort, straighten, scrub, systematise and standardise.

How much time is lost in a business planning?  What needs to be done at the right time? Have mistakes been made as a result of this?  To clarify, this system focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, which makes it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury.

By having a systematically organised workplace, a company increases the likelihood that production will occur exactly as it should.  Furthermore, these principles can transform any company and deliver immediate efficiency and quality gains.

5S Workplace Organisation


This programme is suitable for any personnel engaging in business process improvement.


All participants receive an ETAC Certificate of Attendance


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This training programme is delivered online. Please contact us for further details.

Course Outline

  1. Background and history of 5S.
  2. Benefits of this approach.
  3. Waste elimination.
  4. Observation of work practices.
  5. Analysing the 5 Principles of Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain.
  6. Exploring the visual factory.
  7. How to implement this Principle in any organisation.
5S workplace organisation in factory
5s workplace organisation in library

Learning Outcomes

In conclusion, participants will learn how to optimise their business by applying the Principles of 5S Workplace Organisation.

Case Studies

You can also read our case studies to see how our clients used 5S Workplace Organisation to improve their business.


“Before taking part in this programme, I had never used Lean tools before and didn’t even know what most were.  Learning about Lean has given me a new insight into how our business works, and has given me fantastic ideas on how we can do things in a new way.  Engaging all staff and stakeholders has been a significant benefit.”

“This course opens your eyes when you step back and look at the process unfold from start to finish.  It helps you understand the wastes and the non-productive side of business.  It shows you the rewards that can be achieved and makes everybody’s job better for the future.”