Use the 5S Audit to record the results of a 5S workspace audit: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain.
The 5S Audit collects and charts data for the following categories.
  • 1S: Sort
  • 2S: Set in Order
  • 3S: Shine
  • 4S: Standardize
  • 5S: Sustain


  1. Complete this form as a team.
  2. Evaluate a process before or after 5S improvements.
  3. Answer each question in all five sections of the form, rating the process relative to the criteria.
  4. Examine the subtotal scores and percentages of each S and the total score and percentages.
    • The 5S category subtotal percentages and the total 5S percentage reflect how well a process scores in specific categories, relative to a perfect score of 100%. Standard cutoff scores do not exist for acceptable or not acceptable processes.
    • Lower percentages indicate areas where improvements can be made. You should weigh the value of making these improvements when deciding whether to go forward and when prioritizing the areas to improve first.

For more information, go to Add and complete a form.