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To support your activities and organisational improvement process, we have a number of resources available to assist.  Some are free, and some are to be purchased, but all are very useful in supporting the process.

Free Downloads

We have many free (and paid) templates that you can download via our online shop.  These have the potential to save you many hours of work and therefore have value.  Review the information in the chart below to see and download what is available.  The list of templates and documents is constantly updating, so if you want something adding just let us know!

Examples of some of the templates available include:

SIPOC Template Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customers.  Great for demonstrating a value adding process at high level and seeing how much resources and effort goes into adding value.  A great place to start if you want to remove non-value adding waste.

SIPOC Diagram

Free Download

Swim Lane Diagram  A great way to clearly show who does what and when.  Each lane is allocated to a person, function or group and each step may have supporting work instructions.  This template is a horizontal swim lane however they may also run vertically.  Ask us how to unlock the hidden secrets of the swim lane!

Swim Lane Diagram

Free Download

Action Plan Basic Action Plan Template, in Word and Excel formats.  Should save you time setting one up.

Action Plan

MS Excel

MS Word 

5S Process Overview A concise overview of the 5S process and what should be done at each stage of the process.

5S Overview

Free Download

The 8 Wastes Overview The 8 Wastes acronym of DOWNTIME presented as a handy guide.

8 Wastes Overview

Free Download

TAKT Time and Manning Calculate output rates (or how fast) for each step in your value adding process to achieve customer demand.  Once you know your TAKT Time you can then determine exactly how many people are required to complete the work and verify the number of workstations or steps that are needed.  You may be surprised at what you find.  Pro Tip:  Make sure you stick to one time unit in your calculations.

TAKT Time and Manning

Free Download

3x3 A very useful tool in the form of a matrix.  The three biggest issues are noted at the top and under each issue you note the three things to be done that will permanently eliminate and control each issue.  Includes a handy action plan, Excel format.

3x3

Free Download

Motion Map  A great template to simply print off and start drawing your motion maps.  The 'mess' you create gives an idea of where excess travel occurs - how can you eliminate this and save time to make your life easier?

Motion Map

Free Download

Cost Saving Calculator A great way to help personnel 'think money' when they want to justify a suggestion or improvement to their process.  Standardises the costing and payback elements to allow quick and easy understanding of the anticipated benefits.

Cost Saving

Calculator Free Download 

Escalation Procedure Having problems getting people to escalate issues?  This handy template will help you to communicate what issues need to be escalated and to who, plus details expected response times and actions needed.  A great stoppage time buster.

Escalation Procedure

Free Download 

Operator Maintenance Sheet Need simple checks doing before starting work?  This handy template allows you to specify checks for your equipment and also serves as a record that the checks have been done.

Operator Maintenance Sheet

Free Download

Standard Meeting Agenda A great way to communicate who needs to be where, when, what data and time and to show what you will be talking about.  In PPT format, and fully editable.  Includes a handy visual management meeting record.

Standard Meeting Agenda

Free Download

When you click on the link to download your chosen document you will go through the shopping cart process but you will not need to enter any payment details.  Upon submitting valid data, you will be emailed a link to download the free document templates.  Please note you will not receive the download link if you do not provide legitimate business information.

Paid Downloads

Our paid downloads will save you many hours of work and therefore have value.  Review the information in the chart below and click on the link to find out more before you commit to making the purchase.  The list of templates and documents is constantly updating, so if you want something adding just let us know!

5S Tool Kit Everything you need to get your 5S project moving, inclucing audit and reporting tools, signage templates, red tag templates (saves you money if you print them yourself), sort criteria flow chart and even has an operator maintenance sheet template too.

5S Tool Kit

Emergency Evacuation Diagram Useful and fully editable template for creating Emergency Evacuation Diagrams.  Designed for use in Qld but can be easily adapted for use anywhere.

Emergency Evacuation Diagram

Facility Inspection Check Sheets Useful as part of an IMS Audit Strategy or just for making sure your Team keep everything in good order.  There are 18 checksheets covering various areas / functions and are useful for keeping on top of your IMS & preventative measures.  Cheaper than the cost of researching and creating the documents yourself.

Facility Inspection Check Sheet 

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) An FMEA is typically used at Design (DFMEA) and Production (PFMEA) stages to identify potential failure modes and then identify adequate control measures.  This template is complete with a standardised scoring methodology to make sure items are scored consistently by all personnel.

FMEA Template 

Incident & Hazard Report Form A detailed and comprehensive document designed to make sure that all the information required to be recorded is properly captured.  Also compliant with the three main Management System Standards and will work perfectly within an Integrated Management System.

Incident & Hazard Report Form

Integrated Management System Document Set There is more in this set than you can poke a stick at.  Everything you need to set up an Integrated Management System, Policies, Procedures, everything for ISO Clause Compliance.  All you need to add is your own process and work instructions and an Internal Audit Process and you are away.  Will take some time to set up but will save you weeks of work in creating all of this compliant documentation.  We know of several organisations who have taken this document set and achieved certification with virtually no external assistance.

Integrated Management System Document Set 

Internal Audit Report and Audit Documents If you need to start Auditing your Management Systems and need audit templates and a report template, this set of documents will save you days of work and allow you to start auditing and reporting straight away.  Worth it for a night of stress free sleep.

Internal Audit Report and Internal Audit Documents 

KPI Graph Report Templates Need to produce some Graphs and reports in Excel?  Easy with these three templates in a ZIP file.  All the hard work is done you just need to customise your Logo and Organisation details, then add your data to the chart and the graph is ready to impress all who see it.  Three different styles to choose from, all included, editable and ready to go.

KPI Templates 

MTM Spreadsheet Methods, Time and Motion is a way of reviewing a process to determine where wasteful activities are evident.  With this knowledge you can work to improve and streamline a process to be more productive and more cost effective.

MTM Spreadsheet 

OEE Spreadsheet OEE means Overall Equipment Effectiveness.  It is a measure that is used to determine system performance and allows disimilar processes in disimilar organisations to be compared directly.  This spreadsheet will have you working out your OEE score properly in no time flat.

OEE Spreadsheet 

Pocket Prompts - Problem Solving These great little print and laminate cards will help you and your Team to remember what process to use while you are solving prolems.  No excuses now, you can't forget your 5 Whys and no excuses for not knowing your fishbones.  Keep them in your pocket to look like a super star or get your Team using them to respectfully challenge each other.  Either way they will facilitate a great result.

Problem Solving Prompt Cards 

Pocket Prompts - Process Improvement More print and laminate cards but this time designed to get you through a Process Improvement activity without going wrong.  Firstly establishes that there is actually a problem before looking at mistake proofing, hierarchy of control and finally verifying the new process.  Great for making sure none of those little improvement process steps are forgotten.

Process Improvement Prompt Cards 

Risk Assessment Template Risk Assessments can be funny things.  If you don't know what risks you are looking for you'll never spot them.  That's why we went to great lengths to produce the hazard check list that is incuded in our document.  If you spot a hazard from the check list, you should have controls for it in place when you do the risk assessment.  You'll be doing Consultant Standard Risk Assessments before you know it.

Risk Assessment Template 

Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) Template The Safe Work Method Statement is another one where it is easy to miss bits or worse still, if you got a sample from someone who chopped bits out who got a sample from somewone who chopped bits out, you don't know what's missing but should be there.  This one is complete, it has everything you need in it, and hasn't been chopped.  We rarely get asked questions when these are submitted.

SWMS Template 

Similarities Between ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 The similarities between the three Standards are incredible, and this is why is makes sense (and is so easy) to integrate the three standards into one Management System.  This handy document will show you how the sections of the standards overlap and compare to each other.  Includes the old versions of the standards too for backwards reference.

ISO AS/NZS Similarities 

Strategy On A Page and Report On A Page (SOAP & ROAP) This fully editable and pre-formatted MS Excel Spreadsheet will have you reporting your KPIs through a smart looking dashboard in no time, and you can personalise it with your Logo!  Punch in your Data, set your goals and targets, have a handt report generated and without the effort needed to set it all up in the first place.  It'll save you hours and hours of fiddling around.

SOAP & ROAP 

Supplier Approval Form With the new ISO 9001 Quality Management Syetem Standard, Auditors are getting hot on the 'How do you approve your suppliers that are critical to Quality?" question.  A prickly on if you haven't used this form and made your suppliers fill it in.  Asks them lots of pointy questions and is a mini audit in itself.  Designed to help keep you out of trouble and keep the Auditors quiet.  Save yourself hours of pain with this one.

Supplier Approval Form

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5S Kits

We have kits for helping you with your 5S programs.  Kits can include some or all of these items:

  • 5S Auditing and reporting documents (editable)
  • 5S Induction Presentation, and the 5S 5 Minute Challenge
  • 5S Training Simple Test / Record of Training
  • 5S Tool Kit (editable) with:
    • Shopping list
    • Red Tag template
    • 5S Signs (Red Tag Area, Blitz Area Status)
    • 5S Sort Criteria Flow Chart
    • Line Marking Colour Standard
    • One Minute Lesson Template
    • 5S Roster Templates
    • Operator Maintenance Sheet Template
    • 5S Poster Templates

You can place an order for a 5S Kit via the online store.  Your order will be despatched to you once payment is received.  Buy the 5S Tool Kit.

Performance Boards

Performance Boards may also be known as an Information Centre, and may also be used for Short Interval Management (SIM) or Short Interval Control (SIC).  We have standardised designs that come as a complete kit, enabling you to set up and get running with the minimum of fuss.

Kits include:

  • Premium 6 colour print performance board stick on print (sizes up to 2400mm x 1200mm)
  • Premium high performance dry wipe lamination to print
  • Work Instructions
  • Dry Wipe Pens & associated stationery
  • A3 Landscape acrylic document holders
  • Sticky Fixers (for pen holder and document holders)
  • Required document templates (editable).

You can order the Performance Board Kits via our online shop.



 

 

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