Quality stations create a checkpoint. Above all, show what good looks like and how to achieve it. So define an area where quality rules. That is to say, make a quality checkpoint near your process. Most importantly, this is where quality checks happen.

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Why Our Quality Stations Work


Sets Clear Rules

Defines Standards



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Display your quality standards

How quality check stations work

In short, a quality check station shows your quality standards in a way that’s immediately clear.

Here’s more on how they work. Most importantly, show what good looks like. In other words, set your quality standard visually. Therefore, show what good looks like using pictures. Likewise, say what good is using words. Make your own quality rules clear. We support you to use both pictures and words to best effect. Above all, we help you make your quality standards quick and easy to understand.

Visual ideas for quality stations

Firstly, and above all, show what good looks like. Secondly, however, explain what bad looks like. In other words, show what defects look like. Likewise, explain how to avoid them. Finally, use colour coding to help. Choose whatever colour options you like. Remember, however, how instantly clear Red/Amber/Green (RAG) systems are. Therefore, for example, add RAG status dials. On the other hand, use green text to show what good looks like. Similarly, use red text to show defects to avoid.

A further tip is to make your quality check station stand out. Therefore, make it outstanding! Clear, bright and engaging visuals are key.

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Quality Station Examples

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Make your own ‘quality corner’ or ‘quality temple’
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Locker station boards display rules visually

Where to put quality stations

In short, you choose where to put your quality check station. Consequently, we then custom make your station to fit. The only need is that it is close to your process. For example, if your quality standards relate to production then put them near the production line. Similarly, if they relate to locker standards then put them in spaces near your lockers.

Here are some further ideas to help…

Quality board

Firstly, keep in mind that many quality check stations are basically a type of visual management board. That is to say, you can fit one on any wall.  Likewise, your quality board (or station) can be any size. In other words, we custom make it to meet your needs. Likewise, to fit your space.

Quality stations – corner option

On the other hand, however, rather than a single board on a wall, choose to make a quality corner. In other words, make it literally fit around a corner. Because sometimes this idea fits your space better. So, for example, use the corner to seamlessly show more content than one board.

Quality hub

Finally, make your own quality hub. This is a standalone quality check solution. Above all, it designates an area for quality checks. Use it so colleagues go into or through the quality checkpoint.

Site wide Quality Station Checkpoints

Introduce at numerous checkpoints throughout your site. Above all, this works to achieve site wide quality standards. Give checkpoints a distinct appearance so they stand out. For example, here the words “quality check station” appear in a pink rectangular background, like a logo.

Most importantly, this works because each quality station is easy to identify because the pink quality check logo acts as a signpost. In addition, quality checks are in action and furthermore, checkpoints are easy to find.

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Utilise company branding to give checkpoints a distinctive site wide appearance
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Highly visual design provides ease of understanding

Your needs above all else

Certainly the priority is for your quality check station to work for you. Therefore, choose whatever options suit you. We custom make all quality boards and stations. So all options are open to you and we’re here to help.

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Our Approach

We create visual management boards everyday. As a result we have plenty of experience. We work for organisations in food production, the power industry, national rail, pharmaceuticals, education, healthcare, packaging and distribution.

Our team works with a simple idea or sketch and creates a professionally designed layout. This is then turned into a highly functional visual management board.

We offer customised options because we want to create the perfect board for you. So, here are a few examples. We can add magnetic areas or a dry-wipe finish (for use with whiteboard pens). Furthermore, you can choose Red/Green sliders or R.A.G. (Red, Amber, Green) status dials so you can quickly and visually update your board. These are just a few examples of the ways in which our boards can be tailored to meet your needs. You may also be interested in  whiteboard overlays that can be used on top of an existing magnetic board.

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