PEME recently mobilised a new maintenance partnership in the chemical-processing sector and as part of the continuous improvement drive, the existing engineering workshops were tackled with a 5S initiative.
The on-site PEME team implemented 5S in this area to establish and ensure standards are maintained for everybody’s benefit and also introduced visual management boards to maximise visibility of engineering improvements to both our team and our clients. As part of this activity, the engineering workshop was completely refurbished, providing a much improved working environment and brand new working stations.
5S is a systematic and methodical approach allowing teams to organise their workplace in the safest and most efficient manner. It relates to workplace organisation and forms a solid foundation upon which a drive for continuous improvement can be based. It is applicable and successful in all sectors and helps to establish a positive culture and the right behaviours leading to other continuous improvement initiatives and achieves excellent results.
The initiative was implemented by the PEME Site Manager, Paul Seammen (pictured in the improved workshop facility) who said “the initial condition of the workshops that we inherited was ‘squeezing my melon’ and presented a real improvement opportunity that needed to be tackled first before we could focus on other issues. The client was fantastic in supporting this initiative and the response from the PEME engineering team was first class”.