One of Australia’s premier rail freight and passenger organisations with over 8500 km of rail network and 1150 employees. The organisation continually strives to be a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport across 5 states.
The client’s field maintenance teams had some storage and safety concerns. There was a perception that there was a need to build larger work sheds to more efficiently house field trucks, equipment and consumables. In addition there had been several recent work injuries caused by the poor condition of hand tools which was found to be in part due to poor storage practices.
“There’s not enough room for all the things we need to do our job, we need new larger sheds and better storage racks.”
The client followed the Improvement 123 Create Order kit, to implement a consistent 5-S approach in all 6 sites. The outcomes were spectacular, with significant monetary savings and gains and improved workplace safety.
Create Order activities resulted in:
123 Kit: Create Order
Premier Rail Organisation
Various locations throughout Hunter Valley and Central West
$140,000 in scrap steel sales
Improved safety and massive space savings.