Updated 02 October 2018
Before an assessment can be performed a library of questions and templates must be created.
To make changes, right click on an organisation in the Explorer and select Setup Assessment Questions.
By design, changes made to sections, questions and answers will not be reflected in assessments that have already been started. This ensures the meaning of a question cannot be changed mid-assessment. It also ensures questions are not added or removed mid-assessment.
Template actions and control measures are not affected by this; their changes are immediately reflected in both existing and new assessments.
Sections group similar questions together, e.g. Fire, Health & Safety, Legionella. Subsections divide these main sections, e.g. Fire: Sources of Ignition, Fire Detection, Emergency Lighting.
A question appears in its section when performing an assessment and in the assessment’s PDF report.
Deleting a section will delete any subsections and questions and cannot be undone.
Questions can be added to a section or an answer.
In the example at the top of this page, the question “Are heaters used of a more hazardous type?” is a subquestion. This question will only be asked if the question “Are portable heaters used within the premises?” is answered “Yes”.
|Question||Text Question wording should be generic where possible; in the example question at the top of this page, “premises” is used instead of “flat” or “office”.
Don’t forget the question mark.
|Description||Textarea Shown to the assessor during the assessment but will not appear on the assessment’s PDF report.|
|Template Control Measures||See Template Control Measures below.|
Deleting a question will delete all answers and subquestions and cannot be undone.
Answers aren’t restricted to Yes and No, you can use any logical response like Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory or Not Applicable. A No answer is not always negative, and a Yes answer is not always positive.
|Negative||Checkbox Tick to indicate this answer is negative, e.g. “Yes” is a negative answer to “Are heaters used of a more hazardous type?”.|
|Negative Description||Textarea Shown to the assessor during the assessment but will not appear on the assessment’s PDF report. This field is hidden if “Negative” is unticked.|
|Template Actions||See Template Actions below.|
Deleting an answer will delete any subquestions and cannot be undone.
Template actions allow assessors to add common actions to their assessments with a canned description, due date, priority and category. Using templates improves consistency from assessment to assessment and vastly reduces the time it takes to perform assessments, especially when on site using RiskBase Mobile.
One or more template actions can be associated with an answer. In the example at the top of this page, the template action will be available to use if “Are heaters used of a more hazardous type?” is answered “Yes”.
|What||Textarea Description of the action.|
|Why||Textarea Description of why the action is required.|
|Category||Selectbox Default task category to apply to the action.|
|Priority||Selectbox Default task priority for this action.|
|Client Settings||Window Settings to use when an assessment is performed on a client’s organisation. Task categories and priorities must be selected per client as they are unique to each organisation.
|Due||Selectbox [Priority Based, Timescale, Ongoing] Default due setting to match the chosen priority’s due setting, a specific timescale (e.g. 1 Month), or ongoing.|
Template control measures are similar to template actions except they are associated with a question — not an answer. Template control measures are available once any of a question’s answers are selected.
|What||Textarea Description of the control.|
|Why||Textarea Description of why the control is required.|
|Category||Selectbox Default task category to apply to the control.|
|Client Settings||Window Settings to use when an assessment is performed on a client’s organisation. Task categories must be selected per client as they are unique to each organisation.