5S Shadow Boards for
Sanitation and Production Tools

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.

Highly Visible Shadow Boards

Increase awareness of hygiene
Segregate your utensils
Improve work efficiency.
Extend the lifetime of the work tools.
Reinforce color-coding policies.

5S Custom-made Shadow Boards General Information

What is the 5S System?

The 5 System (program) is a lean production tool that results in a clean, safe workplace, and well organized to help reduce waste and enhance productivity.

A "Shadow Board" or "Store-Board" is a tool organizer. The silhouettes of your tools are color printed on a Plastic or Aluminum panel. 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.

5 STEPS TO IMPLEMENT YOUR SHADOW BOARDS

Choose the items

Choose the items you want to store on your shadow boards.  We offer a comprehensive range of Color-Coded sanitation and production tools as well as Stainless Steel utensils. Some of the tools such as tube brushes, brooms & squeegees required appropriate types of handles for the specific application. Sort all the tools you want to store on each of your shadow boards and send us a list with those article numbers.

Receive your quote

Within 24 hours you will receive the first pdf draft of your shadow board/s and the quote (without shipping costs) based on all the tools mentioned on your list. The hanging system (hooks, holders) will be also included in the quote.

Place an order

Once the order is placed and the payment received, we can start working on your shadow board details. You may choose colors, pictures, graphics, and text. Those are fully up to your imagination, but obviously, you can rely on our guidance if needed. We required high resolution or vector files

Approve design for the production

After everything is set up according to your requirements, we will send you the last file of ALL you shadow boards for your final approval. Once approved, we can start production. This usually takes 3-5 days.

Delivery

Depends on Shadow boards types (on wall or mobile) we require 1 or 2 days for packaging and dispatching.
Call or chat with us if you need more information: 604-496-2004

SHADOW BOARDS TYPES

We offer different types of shadow boards 

MOUNTING DIRECTLY ON THE WALL

Wall types:
flat wall - concrete, wood

MOUNTED ON FENCES

All types fences, storage
racks and frames

MOUNTED ON STANDOFFS

Wall types: all types

SHADOW BOARD MOUNTED ON A FRAME AND HANGED ON THE WALL

Wall types: drywall, insulation wall

MOBILE SHADOW BOARDS

All types fences, storage
racks and frames

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.

the hanging system

Plastic hooks and holders on Aluminum rail.
Stainless Steel Hooks
STAINLESS STEEL custom made tool holders for jugs, scoops, paddles

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 you 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.

Shadow boards delivery

Title of this product
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Can I have my color scheme?

    Yes, and that is a very good idea! The shadow boards are powerful organizing and marketing tools and why not utilize this using your corporate color scheme, including management initiatives (5S,…) and objectives? For inspiration, view our shadow board gallery here.

  • Do you install shadow boards?

    Each facility has its requirements for fixing Shadow Boards to walls and in working areas. We, therefore, recommend your in-house maintenance team installs shadow boards.

  • How do I mount my shadow boards to the wall?

    Generally speaking, the installation of the shadow boards depends on the type of surface you are attaching the boards to (drywall, concrete, insulation wall,…) – you can view the options here.

  • I like the shadow boards, but I don't have space, what do you advise?

    board/s (one- or two-sided) is/are mounted on stainless steel mobile frame, allowing you to locate anywhere you need.

  • Do All the shadow boards have to be fixed to the wall?

    There are different options for mounting shadow boards:

    - Mounted directly on the concrete wall, fences, storage racks.

    - Mounted on stands-off: drywall, insulation wall, mounting shadow boards above the wirings or small pipes,

    - Mounted on a stainless-steel frame and hanged on 2 hooks on the wall: a perfect solution for mounting it on an insulation wall or drywall. This type of shadow board is easy for taking it out from the wall for cleaning purposes or re-location.

    - Static shadow boards – shadow board is mounted on a frame and the frame is mounted to the floor, racks, machinery, etc.- Mobile shadow boards

    – shadow boards are mounted on mobile stainless-steel carts.

  • Are your shadow boards suitable for outdoor use?

    Yes –Atesco shadow boards are made of durable material suitable for external use. Additionally, our shadow boards are hot laminated and more suited to outdoor applications.