Lean 5S Training Course

Course Code



7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


There are no specific requirements needed to attend this course.


Who should attend:

Lean and change agents, operational leaders and professionals who want to make sure they are starting this foundational concept the right way

This training course has been created for professionals from all sectors in manufacturing etc. It is not designed for academic purposes, but offers practical advice how to implement 5S in your production facility

The course is aimed at leaders and agents for change who want to make sure that they are introducing 5S the right way.

Each course member will have the opportunity to get hands on experience through a number of exercises to demonstrate that 5S works.

Upon completing the training you will:

  • Understand how  5S works and improve efficiency by 10 to 30%
  • Be able to indentify sources of waste and improve profitability
  • Understand the reasons for the five step process and know how to implement it
  • Have the tools and procedures in order to improve production processes
  • Develop a concrete plan to introduce 5S to your workplace

If you are thinking about improving workplace efficiency, winning more orders and satisfying your customers while improving safety, you cannot afford not to take this course

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview from Henry Ford’s CANDO to Toyota’s Production System
  • 5S and Workplace Organisation
  • What is 5S and how does it benefit the organisation
  • 5S the first step in becoming lean
  • Waste – what is it? How does it occur? How to identify it and eliminate it?
  • How to implement 5S
  • Sort
    • How to Sort
    • Red-Tagging
  • Set in Order
    • How and why to Set in Order
  • Shine
    • How to Implement Shine and why is it so important
  • Standardize
    • How to Implement Standardize and dramatically improving productivity
  • Sustain
    • The most important stage and where your 5S program is most likely to fail
  • Safety
    • The sixth S – how to reduce accidents in the workplace
  • How to Sustain 5S Activities
  • Tools and Techniques to implement 5S
  • 5S battle plan
  • Critical Success Factors



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