-5S is a tool for organizing one’s workplace with the intention of improving work efficiency and performance by demanding a clean, tidy, and perfectly organized workplace where everything has its designated place.
– The method is used to visually distinguish between normal and abnormal conditions in your workplace while at the same time providing a safe and organized work environment where everything is within reach when it is needed. The actions that 5S prescribes are categorized into five main segments:

1. Sort: Remove unnecessary items from the workplace
2. Set in Order: Make it obvious where things belong
3. Shine: Clean inside out, repair everything broken, missing or damaged
4. Standardize: Establish policies and procedures to ensure 5S
5. Sustain: Training, daily activities, audits to make 5S become second nature