5S Productivity Suite

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This course provides learners with a good basic knowledge of 5S - a Japanese management productivity tool aimed at process improvements and 'lean working'.
5S focuses on 'lean working', ensuring that the workplace stays clean and orderly, so that a safer, more productive and pleasant working environment can be maintained. The course looks at what each of the 5Ss involves, offering examples of how it could be done in practice. There is also a module offering a handy summary of the key tasks to be undertaken for each S.
Having completed the 5S training course learners will understand:

  • the reasoning behind implementing 5S in the workplace and why Sorting is important
  • how to arrange the workplace to make it more efficient and productive
  • why and how to make items easily identifiable
  • the importance of keeping work areas and items clean and of regularly inspecting them for faults
  • the three steps involved in standardising
  • how to audit and sustain progress;


Lesson Plan

The course consists of seven modules; a 5S overview, followed by modules on each of the five Ss:

  • Sort
  • Set in Order
  • Shine
  • Standardise
  • Sustain

and finally a short module on how following the PDCA cycle can assist in 5S implementation. The learning activities are supported by excellent animations and a number of challenges.



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 7 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

Companies and employees of organisations of any size or sector wishing to improve productivity.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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