Altec Embrace 5S Philosophy

Date Added 23/05/2016

Altec Engineering has embarked upon a 5S programme to evaluate its workplace organisation capability & visual management standards.

The 5S philosophy engages employees through the use of 'Standards' and ‘Discipline' covering housekeeping and concentrating on maintaining the standards & discipline to manage the organisation - achieved by upholding & showing respect for the workplace.

Using the set principles of Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardise and Sustain, 5S relates to workplace organisation will form a solid foundation upon which Altec can base the company’s drive for continuous improvement. This systematic and methodical approach will allow Altec’s nominated teams to organise their workplace in the safest and most efficient manner, with the process being managed through the use of team generated audit documents at regular pre-determined intervals.

Altec are also focused on the 6th S – Safety, and work very hard to ensure our environment is not only clean and efficient, but also as safe as possible for our employees and visitors.

The benefits that will be realised by implementing this programme include: improved safety, a greater sense of ownership and involvement for employees, reductions in waste and subsequent improvements in performance and productivity.