There are four Situation Type options to select in a Quick Action. These Situation types help provide additional context for a Quick Action.

  • 5S’s
  • Security hazard 
  • Equipment abnormalities
  • Operations


Choose one of the 5S standards when it describes creating a more efficient, effective and safer work area to achieve greater productivity. You can choose from the options: 

1. Sort - Remove all unnecessary material and keep only the essential material.

2. Set in Order - Find the optimal location for each item in order to increase effectiveness and eliminate risks.

3. Shine - Inspect and identify and eliminate sources of contamination to establish a cleaning process. 

4. Standardized - Establish procedures for maintaining order and cleanliness to ensure safe working conditions.

5. Sustain - Commit to maintain current standards.

Security Hazard

Select Security Hazard when your Quick Action is about a potential source of harm or danger, such as unsafe working conditions. Then select the severity: minor, normal, or critical. Or you can choose the situation type: Safety Preventive Action.

Equipment Abnormalities

Best used to help describe situations associated with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).

  • Minor defects like contamination (ie: dust or slackness on chains)
  • Unfulfilled basic conditions (ie: damaged oil levels gauges)
  • Inaccessible places (to clean or operate)
  • Sources of contamination (ie: scrap or product leaks)
  • Quality defects (ie: abnormalities in filter mechanisms)
  • Unnecessary equipment (ie: unused machinery)
  • Unsafe condition (ie: cracking floors)


  • Lesson learned - Choose this option when you have acquired knowledge worth sharing with your team. 
  • Quality near miss - Use this situation type when some of your products have an error that is detected before it reaches customers. As a result of this action, it is recommended to implement preventive or corrective actions.

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