Mickey Cleans Up Build Site Everyday

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Hi there,

Our company keeps trying to improve our work performance on site.

Mickey, our company director, is enthusiastic to do so using the “5S” method, which was originally created in Japan as a part of “Kaizen

(日本語訳下にあります)

5S Methodology

5S refers to:

  • Sort
  • Set in order
  • Shine (Clean)
  • Standardize
  • Sustain (Keep doing the above actions)

If we taking these 5S actions on site all work will go very smoothly and safely as there is no obstacles to work (follow this link if you want to know more detail of 5s) .

The point is that every trader on site needs to be involved in doing 5s otherwise its effect will be limited so Mickey go to the sites everyday and teaches 5S to our sub-contractors.

Mickey Goes To Clean Up On Site Everyday

If you can just tell other people what to do without any actions they will probably do not follow your instructions.

So Mickey just goes to the sites every morning to perform 5S and show our subs how good 5S is to improve their work performance.

He usually arrives at one of these site before 7am and start to sort out everything on site himself.

Then he sets all things in order and clean up the entire site.

Now the site is clean, tidy and organised, and easy for everyone to work.

Here are a couple of examples of different sites where he cleaned up and organised.

He tries to let our subs do these actions in the same way as he does (Standardize) .

He goes to the same site again and again to do 5S and also let our subs do everyday (Sustain).

 

Now our contractors are gradually going to understand the importance of 5S and start improving their work quality on site.

Mickey’s goal is to let all of our subcontractors naturally perform 5S on all the sites so that he does not have to go to clean up everyday.


 

皆さん、こんにちは。

ジャパンホームズでは、工事品質とスピードを向上させる為に、日々改革に取り組んでいます。

会社の社長であるミッキー(岡部)は日本で生まれた”改善”の一部である”5S”を使用した改革に, とても情熱を持って率先して取り組んでいます。

5S

5Sとは以下の行動からなっています:

  • 整理
  • 整頓
  • 清掃
  • 清潔
  • しつけ

これらの5Sを現場で行うと、作業に支障がなくなり、すべての作業が非常にスムーズかつ安全に行われます(もっと5Sの詳細を知りたい場合は、このリンクをクリックしてください)。

最終的に現場の全ての業者に5Sをやって貰えば、作業効率化が劇的に進展します。その為岡部社長は毎日現場に行き、下請け業者に5Sを教えています。

岡部社長は毎朝現場で掃除をしています

あなたが何の行動もせずに、口だけで他人にこうしろああしろと言っているだけでは、その人はおそらくあなたの指示に従わないでしょう。

そういうわけで、岡部社長は毎朝5Sを行うために現場に行き、5Sが作業のパフォーマンスを改善するという事を、身をもって業者さんに教えています。

通常午前7時前に現場に到着し、まず現場の整理を開始し、その後整頓、清掃を行います。

これらの作業が終わると、現場は非常に作業のしやすい状態になり、業者さんの作業もはかどります。

下は実際に整理、整頓、清掃が行われた後の写真です。

そして、業者さんに5Sを教え、実際に岡部社長と同じように作業をして貰います(清潔)。

最後に同じ現場で同じ5Sの作業を毎日行い、業者さんも自然と毎日出来るようにして貰います(しつけ)。

このような事を続けていると、業者さんも徐々に5Sの重要性を分かって貰えるようになってきます。

岡部社長のねらいは、全ての現場で、何も言わなくても業者さんが自然に5Sを実践出来るようになり、もう現場で自ら掃除をしなくても大丈夫なようにすることです。

 

 

Author

Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

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