Environmental Practices of 5S@PSB UUM


Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah UUM has continuously practiced the 5S culture which were adapted from the Japanese lean manufacturing methodology. It has been part of Malaysia government departments cultural since 1980's and we strive to ensure that the practices are well-maintained in the library environment not only in our work place but also in our public spaces.

Governance of 5S@PSB UUM

1. Ensure a conducive working environment.
2. Ensure a continuous 5S practices and  implementation.
3. To sow a tight cooperation spirit among the library staffs.
4. Ensure the customer satisfaction and comfort level are well maintained at maximum level.

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Implementation Structure

Zone Structure

The 5S practices in PSB UUM were divided by zoning area and named after a type of gemstone  as below:


Delima Zone

First Level, Main Building

Nilam Zone

Second Level, Main Building

Berlian Zone

Third Level, Main Building

Kristal Zone

Fourth Level, Main Building

Baiduri Zone

Fifth Level, Main Building

Zamrud Zone

First and Second Level, New Building

Intan Zone

Third Level, New Building

Jade Zone

UUM Management Museum


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Continuous Improvement

5S Activity




News & Promotion


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PSB Online – Program Kolaborasi antara Jawatankuasa 5S bersama pelajar Pusat Pengajian Ekonomi, Kewangan dan Perbankan, Kolej Perniagaan, Universiti Utara Read more
PSB Online  -  Pada 09 Januari 2022 sekitar pukul 9.00 pagi, Perpustakaan Sultanah Bahiyah (PSB) sekali lagi telah menerima  satu Read more

Promotional Activity

2022 Promotion Poster

2021 Promotion Poster


What is 5S?

5S is a systematic form of visual management utilizing everything from floor tape to operations manuals. It is not just about cleanliness or organization; it is also about maximizing efficiency and profit. 5S is a framework that emphasizes the use of a specific mindset and tools to create efficiency and value. It involves observing, analyzing, collaborating, and searching for waste and also involves the practice of removing waste.

5S, sometimes referred to as 5s or Five S, refers to five Japanese terms used to describe the steps of the 5S system of visual management. Each term starts with an S. In Japanese, the five S's are Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke. In English, the five S's are translated as Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

The Purpose of 5S

The purpose of 5S is to make a workplace function better by making it an easier place to work. This occurs by making spaces make sense; tools and materials are placed in logical locations based on who needs them, how frequently they're needed, etc. Spaces are cleaned regularly. Cleaning and organization become habits. When used correctly, 5S ultimately makes processes safer and more efficient.

5 Key Practices

Seiri | Sort | Sisih

Sort through materials, keeping only the essential items needed to complete tasks. (This action involves going through all the contents of a workspace to determine which are needed and which can be removed. Everything that is not used to complete a work process should leave the work area.)

Seiton | Set in Order | Susun

Ensure that all items are organized and each item has a designated place. Organize all the items left in the workplace in a logical way so they make tasks easier for workers to complete. This often involves placing items in ergonomic locations where people will not need to bend or make extra movements to reach them.

Seiso | Shine | Sapu

Proactive efforts to keep workplace areas clean and orderly to ensure purpose-driven work. This means cleaning and maintaining the newly organized workspace. It can involve routine tasks such as mopping, dusting, etc. or performing maintenance on machinery, tools, and other equipment.

Seiketsu | Standardize | Seragam

Create a set of standards for both organization and processes. In essence, this is where you take the first three S's and make rules for how and when these tasks will be performed. These standards can involve schedules, charts, lists, etc.

Shitsuke | Sustain | Senantiasa

Sustain new practices and conduct audits to maintain discipline. This means the previous four S's must be continued over time. This is achieved by developing a sense of self-discipline in employees who will participate in 5S.

(Adapted from Creative Safety Supply)


The information's and contents on Environmental Practices of 5S@PSB UUM are provided by the 5S Committee.  For any queries contact :

  • PSB UUM 5S Practices - Rahimah Ishak (6049283663) | Siti Suriyani Muhamad (6049283638)
  • Webpage Contents of 5S - User Experience Service Unit (049283685/3686)

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