j5 Operator Rounds

Eliminate Paper Procedures and Empower the Human Sensor

The regular inspection of areas and equipment across hazardous industrial plants is crucial in running a safe and efficient operation. Unfortunately, important plant personnel are still stuck using paper checklists and clipboards which means the safety-critical and process information isn’t always properly recorded. Your operators, the plant’s first line of defense, are not equipped with the information they need when performing their routine duties, including operator rounds

To reduce operational risk, digitize operations and meet compliance, companies are implementing Hexagon’s j5 Operator Rounds solution. This dynamic technology is configured in a familiar spreadsheet-like environment making it easy to implement, adopt and achieve quick-time-to-value. Safety-critical data is available to those who need it quickly and records are clear and consistent, making it easy to highlight and trend concerning data.

Human error is substantially reduced because data is recorded and validated at the point of entry and follow-up workflow procedures can conditionally appear when anomalies are documented. Asset Performance Management (APM) and uptime are also improved due to better communication and risk reduction.

The j5 Operator Rounds functionality allows for full traceability and transparency of records, breaking down additional information silos and resulting in direct savings due to information accuracy, consistent procedure execution, quicker reaction to problems, increased compliance, and, of course, the elimination of error-prone data entry.

Digital Operator Rounds

Process data collection and equipment health information is easily entered on a mobile computer through an intuitive user interface with time / date, user and location data automatically captured.


Work process status – scheduled versus completed – as well as the details of field collected data, including readings and images are available through customer configurable reports and interactive dashboards.

Ease of Configuration

Using a spreadsheet for configuration is practical, quick and easy for plant users typically tasked with this responsibility.

Reduction in Operational Risk

The status of safety-critical inspections is visible across the enterprise and collected data is available to those who need it, making it easy to highlight and trend the data.

Digitized Operations

Information is entered once on the mobile computer and can be consolidated with data from other external sources and written back to Data Historians. If remedial action is required, follow-up operations tasks or work requests can be easily transferred to the CMMS during operator rounds.

Meeting Compliance

The correct revisions of operator rounds, and routine duties are presented to the operator with business rules and data validation configured to ensure data is recorded correctly. j5 Operator Rounds also support full auditability and revision control to satisfy traceability and to support business and government compliance.

The j5 Operator Rounds Application Is Used Across Industries


Food and Beverage Production



Pulp and Paper