5S Plus Guide: Best practices for a leaner and safer workplace
Did you know that people gain 75 percent of their knowledge from visuals? That’s why employees need effective workplace signs and labels that enhance training and make their jobs easier. An effective visual instructs an employee on what procedural and safety information is appropriate, when and where they need to know it.
According to Brady, this concept plays a critical role in some of the most popular lean tools, including the “5S Plus Guide”. That’s because it creates a sustainable base for lean improvements to remain clearly visible, readily understood and consistently adhered to.
“5S Plus” goes a step further to emphasise a critical aspect of any workplace: safety. A workplace that is both efficient and safe is essential in establishing the operational stability needed to make and sustain continuous improvement. The point is to create a clean, orderly and safe environment – where there is a place for everything, and everything is in its place.
Once you have that, 5S helps you reduce unnecessary waste and establish the framework and discipline needed to maintain and continually improve your workplace.
Remember, that with an onsite label printer, you can simply print what you want to print, whenever you want to print it, at the point of use. Brady’s BBP37 Sign & Label Printer supports safety and operations professionals to quickly create a safer, more productive facility with multi-colour and multi-shape signs and labels.
The printers offer great colour and cutting capabilities as well as a simple, automatic label setup via an intuitive touch screen. The printer also features “drop in” consumables, automatic label setup, LAN and optional WiFi connectivity or standalone use. With a print speed of 12,7 cm per second, BBP37 is compatible with Brady’s wide range of durable label materials, able to resist the toughest industrial contexts. Multi-colour printing and cutting features enable users to create a wide variety of signs with just one label supply.
To sum it up, using labels for safety information, procedures, facility identification and a variety of other applications is a great way to help reduce waste, improve knowledge and improve productivity for the long haul.
Brady is offering a chance to get the full 40-page “Create a Visual Workplace” document for free! It is full of information, statistics and tips on how to bring your workplace to an advanced level of productivity and safety. Download the free 5S Plus Guide & Watch the BBP37 Video here.