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    Staring a risk assessment

    You can start a risk assessment from ‘Norms‘ or from ‘Risk Assessments‘. If you start from risk analysis, you can use ‘+ Add norms’ to add provisions to the risk analysis you want to assess. If you started the risk analysis from ‘Norms’ the provisions are automatically added to the risk analysis.

    Adding norms

    If you select ‘+ Add Standards’, a pop-up screen will appear. In this screen you can then select one of the themes (see Legal Framework). After that you will be guided to step 2. In this step you can select one or more ‘Topics and Articles’. When you click on save, the laws and regulations from the topic are added to the risk analysis. Using the ‘+’ you can add additional topics and add ‘Topics and Articles’ to the risk assessment.

    If you move the mouse cursor over the Norms, a pencil symbol appears to edit the Norms. If you click on it, you can add additional Topics to the theme or (de)select certain articles. Also, at the bottom left of the pop-up screen, the button ‘Disconnect norm’ appears. This allows you to remove the norm from the risk assessment. Even if you have removed all norms the risk assessment will still exist.


    Within the ‘Select a Theme’ screen and the ‘Topics and Articles’ screen, you can filter by:

    • From A to Z;
    • From Z to A;
    • Most Reviewed;
    • Least Reviewed.

    Also added to this screen is a search function that allows you to search within the Themes or Topics.

    Behind each topic you will also find an external link icon (square with diagonal arrow). If you select this, a new tab will open in your browser. In this window the topic you selected will open. For each topic the degree to which it is controlled is indicated and for each topic the degree to which a risk assessment has been done.

    Adding risks

    Using the ‘+ Add Risk’ button, you can add risks to the risk assessment. If you select it, a pop-up will appear to create a risk. Here you can fill in the title. Then you can save or cancel the risk. If you click save, you will be redirected to the risk in question. Here you can add a risk category and description.

    Next you can use the scroll bar to indicate how big the chance is that the risk actually occurs. You can also indicate the expected impact of the risk on the organization. You can plot both the gross and net risk. The net risk is assumed to be lower, because of the control measures. If you want to use only the net risk, you can indicate this by using the slider ‘Use only net risk’. If you have indicated the gross/net value, the risk also appears on the graph under the risks page.

    Adding control measures to the risk

    On the right side of the pop-up screen you can use the button ‘+ Add control measure’ to select a control measure (see Control measures) from the ones you added.

    Accepting the risk

    Via the check box ‘Accept gross risk’ you can accept the gross risk. It is not possible to add a control measure and also accept the risk.

    Deleting a risk

    When you select an added risk, a pop-up screen appears. At the bottom left of the screen you have the option to remove the risk.

    Creating Control measures

    Creating control measures is only possible through ‘Control measures’.

    Adding an existing control measure to a risk

    If you click on a risk, a pop-up window will appear in which it is possible to edit this risk. Via the button ‘+ Add control measure’ you can select an existing control measure. If you select this button, a new pop-up screen will appear with the control measures. Here you can see to which other risk analyses the measure is linked. In addition, the icon in front of the name will tell you what type of control measure it is. If you move the mouse cursor over the control measures, a button ‘+ Select control measure’ will appear. If you select this button, the measure will be added to the risk analysis.

    Note: the measure is not automatically linked to a risk. You can do this yourself by ticking the displayed control measures in the top right corner of the screen (link control measures). You must add a justification.

    Removing a control measure from the risk assessment

    If you want to remove the control measure from the risk assessment you first need to unlink it. You do this by selecting the risk to which the control measure has been added. On the right side you can then uncheck the checkbox. When you save the risk, the control measure is disconnected. If you then select the control measure, you have the option to select ‘Remove control measure from assessment’ in the lower left-hand corner.