5s Shadow Boards for Tools - A Highly Visual Tool Shadow Board

Atesco Industrial Hygiene has been leading the way in implementing shadow boards
as an integral part of continuous improvement, 5S and Lean Management
initiatives throughout the Food Supply Chain.

Custom 5S Shadow Boards for Tools: How Tool Shadow Boards Help

1. Increase awareness of hygiene.
2. Segregate your utensils
(allergens, food- and non-food contact, etc.).
3. Improve work efficiency.
4. Extend the lifetime of the work tools.
5. Reinforce color coding policies.

General 5S Shadow Board & Tool Shadow Board Information

A "Shadow Board" or "Store-Board" is a tool organizer. The silhouettes of your tools are color printed on a Plastic or Aluminum panel. All our boards are laminated with "Anti-scratch" and Chemical-resistance lamination film. 
The boards can be mount directly on the wall as a "static tool station" or a mobile tool station" mounted on stainless steel frame on wheels.

The Shadow Boards ensures that cleaning tools are well stored in a highly visible way as a part of 5S System (designation of fixed location).
Your employees will work in a more organized way not wasting time for searching for a tool, or thinking where to place them on the board.
The Shadow Boards are also your marketing tools. They show your visitors/auditors that your workplace is well organized. 

What is the 5S System?

The 5 System (program) is a lean production tool that improves productivity and efficiency in your workplace.

The main 5S program benefits:     

1. Improve hygiene and hygiene awareness.
2. Improve the effectiveness of your food safety programs (SQF, HACCP).  
3. Makes your workplace well organized and safe. 

1. Shadow Board Tool Selection: Select Your Tools for your Shadow Board

That is the first crucial step. To calculate the size of each board, you have to know what types of items (all dimensions needed) you need to hang on your board.

2. 5S Shadow Board Mounting: Check where you want to mount your tool shadow board

You need to find a designated space for your Shadow Boards. We advise you to take your time to find the most suitable place for your Shadow Boards. The are should be visible and easy to reach. If you cannot find a designated place on your wall(s), then we can offer another solution:

Static Shadow Board mounted on Stainless Steel frame or Mobile Shadow Board mounted on Stainless Steel frames on wheels.

* All our Shadow Boards are custom made, we can help you find the best solution that meets your specific requirements.*

Direct on Wall
On Standoffs
On Frames
Mobile Shadow Boards

3. 5S Shadow Board Display: How do you want your tool shadow board to display?

Our Aluminum panel Shadow Boards are mounted on Stainless Steel 304 grade (food grade) frame with FDA approved White wheels with Brakes. For an easy assembly and reduced shipping costs, our mobile frames are delivered in kits.

Direct to wall (direct mount).
Mounted on a frames, fences or warehouse rack.
or Stainless Steel mobile Shadow Boards on FDA approved wheels.

4. Select Material for Shadow Boards

Aluminum Composite panel ("Sandwich panel")

• A panel, in which two flat aluminum sheets are bonded to a plastic core.

• Very strong and rigid.

• Ideal for mobile Shadow Boards, or mounted on frames.

• Anti-scratch laminated for extra protection.

Sintra PVC foam

• A lightweight and rigid board made of expanded 
closed-cell PVC.

• Available in different thicknesses .

• Direct digital printing.

• Anti-scratch laminated for extra protection.

5. The Color of your Shadow Board

Take in mind what you would like to have displayed on the board, and we will do it for you. All you need to do it is: provide your choice of color for your board (background), and a color for the silhouette (shadow) of your tools.

6. How do you want to hang your items on the board?

Plastic hooks and holders on Aluminum rail.
Plastic hooks and holders mounted directly on a board.
Stainless Steel Single, Double hooks, and Pail-hangers to mount directly on the board.

7. Your heading and other text.

Think about your Shadow Board's title(s) (E.g. "Sanitation Tools", "Wet Cleaning", "Food Contact Only",...) or additional text and company logo - that is ALL we offer to your for FREE! Below a few examples:

The name of your cleaning station.
The name of your tools and articles codes for easy reordering.
Additional instructions.

How to Order


Your email with a request for a quote should contain following information:

1. Specify your utensils per board.

2. Item article number (name of the producer, brand, and model), or tool pictures with exact dimensions (length, width).

3. Choose your Shadow Board material: Aluminum composite or PVC Sintra.

4. Select hanging system for your tools if you need them.

Email above information to

Custom Shadow Board Orders

1. Specify tools per each board.

2. Receive a quote in 24 hours.

3. Send your PO.

4. Design of your shadow boards start.

5. Production will start after receiving your final design approval.

6. Ready to mount Shadow Boards will be shipped to you. 

If you need them asap, please call us at 604 496 2004


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