The 5S (Salt Lake City CoP)

Salt Lake City Community of Practice

5S Lean is an organizational method that aims to improve workplace efficiency and productivity by optimizing the use of space, tools, and time. In the construction and fabrication industry, implementing 5S Lean can lead to significant benefits, such as reduced waste, improved safety, and increased quality. Archer Mechanical's team has over 20 years of experience in Lean fabrication, and they have witnessed firsthand the positive impact that 5S implementation can have on a project's success. By establishing clear standards for workplace organization and maintenance, 5S Lean can help teams minimize errors, avoid delays, and ultimately deliver projects on time and within   budget. Furthermore, the method encourages a culture of continuous improvement, empowering workers to identify and eliminate inefficiencies and improve their work processes continually.


  • Nick Rickards, Archer Mechanical
    Nick Rickards is a highly experienced professional in the mechanical contracting industry, with over 17 years of experience in this field. As a valued member of the team at Archer Mechanical, Nick has played a pivotal role in implementing 5s principles into the fab shop, resulting in significant improvements in efficiency, productivity, and overall performance. His extensive knowledge and expertise in this area have helped to streamline processes, reduce waste, and optimize resources, resulting in a more streamlined and effective operation.