General Introduction to this training site

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Course description

Welcome! It is a pleasure to welcome you here and to give you the opportunity to improve your skills. So thank you for visiting our elearning platform. Here you will find the training courses we offer online. 

The 5S video training material is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Arabic. There is also a 5S certification test, as well as bundles that provide an attractive discount to the individual prices.

Why 5S Online video training ?

5S plays an important role in continuous improvement. Universal understanding of the philosophy and techniques is needed to help build a common 5S vocabulary and skill base. The common understanding of the principles will lead to the 5S's being adopted work-area by work-area, where each area will develop unique approaches and methods; anyone working in a specific work area must receive instructions in those work-area-specific methods. Visual factory techniques including color-coding, checklists, and labeling help reinforce the understanding and application.

Why 5S Certification Online ?

5S certification can be divided into two parts: individual certification and team/department/site certification. In order to ensure a basic common ground in terms of understanding the principles, each team member should do a 5'S workplace organisation certification test

Next to this, your team, area, department and site can be certified as well. In that case, we evaluate what we see and identify the working practices and the continuous improvement culture. Based on this assessment we provide you with an overall score, as well as opportunities for improvement.

This 5S education and certification program will also help your company to improve Safety, Quality, Teamwork and Overall Performance.


5S meaning and 5S principles

The 5S meaning is centered around teamwork and team based decision making. This very often is a change in roles, especially for leadership and leadership style. The following 5S principles are crucial for a successful implementation:
  • Roles and responsibilities must be clear and consistently applied
  • Training will be necessary to ensure all know how to apply 5S techniques and to apply them the same way.
  • The program should be a continuously evolving and growing improvement process.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Roles in a 5S program are straightforward. Leaders must set the tone and lead by example
  • Managers and supervisors must commit: provide time for the workforce to develop and implement changes, to provide guidance and support the changes
  • The workforce must embrace 5S principles and practices and help implement the 5S's in their work areas


We are here to help you, so please feel free to contact us with any question you may have, I'll be glad to assist you!

About us

TPF Europe is a consultancy specialized in productivity improvements, both in manufacturing industries as in service organizations. Our track record includes multinational companies in electronics, chemical process, pharmaceutical and food industries, call centers, ceramic and service industries. Our strength is the conceptual knowledge combined with implementation experience: how to get things realized on the shop floor. In order to achieve lasting results, we always work together with the local people. Operational Excellence combines "Best Practices" from Performance Management and Continuous Improvement. When you want to grow your company and make improvement part of daily work we can help you.

Training, Coaching, Consulting, Project Management

With our international experts network we can provide Training, Coaching, Consulting and Project Management in several countries and languages (mostly native people) in a multi-cultural environment. We always provide support tailored to your needs, tailored to your situation, since every organization is unique.

Core improvement programs are:TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), Lean Management and (Lean) Six Sigma. In order to integrate this into the company culture, Leadership, Performance Management / Daily Management System and Team Performance are crucial for success.

Strategic Planning

An important factor for continuous improvement is the implementation plan. What are we going to do and in which sequence? What do we need to do this effectively; do we have all necessary skills? How are we going to celebrate successes? The implementation plan gives an answer to these questions and is therefore a key element for any improvement program.

Training Material

We also develop training material. With our customers we have developed an online 5S video training and 5S certification program which is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Arabic.


Paul Bekkers
Paul Bekkers
Certified TPM Instructor (JIPM certificate 829)

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