The Risk Assessment/JHA module is an important component of Medgate’s Safety Software Suite. Medgate’s team of safety professionals have collaborated with safety experts from our client companies to deliver market-leading risk assessment functionality. This powerful, flexible, and intuitive module will enable you to plan and build an effective risk assessment program and perform ongoing analysis to continuously evaluate and mitigate risk.

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The key benefits of the Risk Assessment module

This module will enable you to:

  • Manage your job inventory, JHA/JSA, and risk assessments through a simple and configurable interface that promotes logical, efficient workflow
  • Pro-actively evaluate and mitigate risk by tracking and trending changes in risk to jobs over time
  • Support efficient compliance management by tracking legal and procedural requirements by job while performing assessments

  • Promote effective ‘Management of Change’ by linking risk change to actions
  • Connect seamlessly to the incident investigation process, providing your investigators insight into the cause of the incident and your assessors insight into where risk assessment improvements can be made

How does the Risk Assessment Module Work?

This module includes many invaluable features that will help you quickly and effectively realise the benefits described above. The features fall into 5 groups:


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Job Inventory

  • Keep an active inventory/description of the continuously evolving scope of your work by managing an active list of ‘jobs’ or ‘risk units’ which require an assessment
  • Track and view all related procedures to a job within the job record, including procedure documents and procedure status (ie: procedure is adequate and understood, not followed, etc.)
  • Link any number of legal and other requirements to each job so that you can efficiently build a needs assessments by job / area
  • Create exposure groups based on job and add jobs to an exposure group based on risk assessments. This offers a powerful way to implement mitigating actions (ie: training) or recall employees for job required surveillance such as respirator fit testing or medical surveillance.

Risk Assessments/Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

  • Track all task, hazard, control, and risk assessment inputs in one record, allowing you to easily visualise the risk, understand key controls, and prioritise actions for risk reduction
  • Configure the tool to your company risk assessment methodology: choose which risk factors, control factors, formulas, colours, icons, values you require
  • Allow assessors to describe task, hazards, and controls with both free text and user-defined drop-down choices
  • Visualise the risk before and after a control is introduced and offers a third iteration of risk that is based on an ideal / future control
  • Use a powerful and configurable risk calculation tool to automatically determine risk based on your requirements. This tool can:
    • Incorporate up to 12 different factors including probability, severity, and frequency
    • Calculate risk using a matrix model with pre-defined risk level for each quadrant, OR
    • Calculate risk using user-defined simple or complex formulas
  • View Job Hazard Analysis in a separate, simplified view for worker training and compliance to JHA requirements. There is also a system-generated JHA report.
  • Link to incident investigation data so that investigators can view active assessments related to a job where an incident occurred
  • Save time with many efficiency tools, including copy, clone, and inactivation actions for a risk assessment task

COSHH Assessments

  • Configure the robust risk assessment tool to be a COSHH assessment for hazardous substances
  • View and manage COSHH assessments separately from other risk assessments
  • Attach documents, images, MSDS’, findings & actions to the COSHH assessment
  • Link assessments to specific jobs, sites, locations or business units
  • Connect with the industrial hygiene monitoring module to monitor exposures
  • Create COSHH exposure groups based on job to allow you to effectively implement mitigating actions (ie: training) or recall appropriate employees for COSHH-related surveillance

Risk Assessment Metrics

  • Build flexible graphs using any risk data so that you can track risk change over time or compare risk in various locations
  • Post any graphs you build to your dashboard
  • Define any custom measures that you wish to track, and use those measures to compare to standard Medgate system measures (for example, track targets vs. actual)

Integration with Other Medgate Modules

The Risk Assessment module is present in all of the Medgate software suites. Below is a list of the modules that integrate with risk management in the Safety Software Suite:

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