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6S Productivity Suite

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On average this
course contributes
8 hours
towards your CPD

6S is a workplace organisation productivity tool that lays the foundations for Lean activities. Borne under the umbrella of Lean 6S is an essential tool in the Lean toolkit. Each 'S' focuses on ensuring that the workplace is organised into a highly efficient and effective area. Designed to support the relentless pursuit to identify and systematically eliminate waste, effective 6S implementation can reduce, and perhaps even eliminate, time wasted looking for things by better organisation and highlight missing pieces of vital equipment e.g. medical apparatus, files and folders. The course looks at each of the 6S's in turn, offering examples of how it can be used in practice. Implementing 6S will increase efficiency, boost morale and significantly improve the safety of your work environment.

The tremendous benefits of this methodology have been documented in countless industries demonstrating its applicability what ever you might be doing and go beyond 'a good tidy up'! This particular 6S course is grown out of pioneering work done in Acute Trusts but is equally applicable to the whole health economy.

While primarily set in a healthcare setting, the process is equally applicable in any office environment.

The importance of a well organised and maintained working environment is demonstrated in this 6S course. It includes the principles and benefits of implementing 6S and covers everything you need to get started, from an introduction to 6S to implementing and sustaining systems.

6S is a great way to involve everyone in improving their own work setting. The principle behind 6S is one of continuous improvement, looking at how each task is carried out and continually seeking to improve efficiency and quality - ensuring a consistently higher quality of service or product.

The course consists of eight modules: a 6S Overview followed by modules on each of the 6Ss:

  • 1S Sort: sorting or clearing out unwanted or unneeded items from the work place
  • 2S Set in Order: establishing a place for everything and everything in its place
  • 3S Shine: cleaning up your work environment
  • 4S Standardise: setting up systems to maintain and monitor continuance of best practice from the first 3 Ss
  • 5S Sustain: ensuring you maintain practices requires discipline, discover some simple tools that will make 6S a habit for all within your organisation
  • 6S Safety: eliminating hazards and building safety into everything you do And finally, a short module on how following the PDCA cycle can assist in 6S implementation.

This course is set in a healthcare setting - but could equally be adopted in any work environment.

Course Details

Target Audience

Employees within a healthcare setting of any size wishing to improve productivity.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 8 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

I liked the level of detail and examples
MN 16/04/2014
The course was well structured
JM 04/03/2014
Some of the questions in the tests were very probing and made me think around the topic. Excellent!
DJ 07/11/2013
It can be completed from anywhere and progress can be saved
RO 27/10/2013
It made me think about every day tasks in the office and how they could be improved to save time and also to make other staff aware of doing things for themselves.
SM 24/10/2013
Good Visuals
LS 13/08/2013

Cost and Discounts

£60+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


The course is self-paced so you decided how fast or slow the training goes. This course consists of eight modules of approximately an hour each, however you can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

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