Standard Operation Procedures

This interactive session will allow participants to identify how to analyse work activities to determine the best way of carrying them out. They will then write up a work based activity and through a role-play, identify how it could have been written in a clearer manner.


  • Objectives of Standard Operations
  • Workshop Management Elements
  • Installing the System
  • Who Control It?
  • Definition of Standard Operations
  • Why Do We Need Them?
  • Productivity Benefits
  • The Preparation
  • Gathering Information
  • Analyse the Activity
  • Determine the Best Method
  • The Four Principles of Motion Economy
  • Design of Tools and Equipment
  • Arrangement of the Workplace (5S)
  • Use of the Human Body
  • Confirmation
  • Explanation of the Standard Operations Sheet
  • Who Should Write Them?
  • The Printers Box Exercise
  • Auditing Standard Operations
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Work Based Standard Operations Exercise
  • Role Play