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Visual Workplace Introduces Color-Coded Cleaning Tools and Shadow Boards

Makes it faster and easier to find and return tools to their proper places

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00

(Visual Workplace: Byron Center, MI) -- Visual Workplace Inc. has introduced color-coded cleaning tools to help create order and discipline in facilities. Color coding work spaces is a simple way to eliminate searching by making it faster and easier to find and return cleaning tools to their proper places, which also reduces the need to replace missing tools.

Color-coded cleaning tools help to reduce cross-contamination between work spaces and establish standard work. All of these benefits support companies as they try to achieve 5S/lean objectives.

Just-in-time expert Hiroyuki Hirano introduced the 5S System: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain, in his book, 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace (Productivity Press, 1995). Today the word “straighten” is often used for “set in order,” and the word “sweep” is used for “shine,” making 5S: sort, straighten, sweep, standardize and sustain.

• Push brooms and angle brooms (multiple handle lengths available) and dust pan
• Lobby dust pan and broom set
• Bench brush
• Squeegee
• Dust mop frame
• Wet mop handle
• Mop bucket with side-press ringers
• “Caution Wet Floor” sign (yellow only)

Most tools are available in black, blue, red, yellow, green, and orange. Coordinating shadow boards for cleaning tools are also available. Shadow boards include a colored outline for each tool and optional tool name labeling.

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Visual Workplace Inc. specializes in high quality products needed to help implement and sustain a lean work environment and 5S programs—such as the Mobile In-House Sign Shop which is designed for mobility and speed to tackle all 5S projects and to create visual controls quickly and easily at a fraction of the normal cost to purchase signs. Visual Workplace Inc. operates worldwide serving the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, aerospace, retail, telecommunications, government/defense, pharmaceutical, health care, and educational industries.