General mitigation settings can be found under Admin > Beacon Config > Mitigation Settings.

Behavior

When an audit check is failed it creates a non-conformance which is assigned to a manager who is responsible for taking steps to mitigate the issue.

Non-conformance behavior can be set on a per-question basis. Each question,has the following options which can be selected when editing.

  1. Off - A non-conformance is never created for this question, regardless of pass or fail.
  2. Optional - A fail on the question will not force a non-conformance, however one can be created at will.
  3. Required on Fail - A non-conformance is automatically created if the question fails.

When an audit is submitted with a non-conformance, several events occur:

  • An email is sent to the responsible party informing them of the non-conformance and prompting them to login to Beacon to close it.
  • A mitigation item is created that can be tracked on the Reports and Open Mitigations tab. 
  • A new entry is created under My Activity Panel for the responsible party.

LPA Specific Behavior

When an LPA check is failed, it requires the selection of a Failure Category and Mode

Closing a Mitigation


  1. Enter any comments that reflect the steps taken to mitigate the issue in the text box.
  2. Close the mitigation.

Default Mitigation Values

The following are the default mitigation values for each audit and response type: