Content types


A sector is a sector of industry in a specific country. Sector objects act both as a container for all content for a sector organisation and as a Plone account object.

Survey group

A survey group is a container which can contain multiple versions of a survey. It only defines fields which have to be the same for all versions of a survey.

The title of a survey group is shown to users in the client. The title of surveys themselves are only used internally as a version name.

Each survey group is associate with a country specificy classification code, which uniquely identifes the type of industry the survey is targeted to. This code is based on the revision 2 of the NACE code, possibly extended with extra digits.


Field name Description
title Survey group title, shown to users in the client.
classification_code NACE-based classification code.
language Language used in the survey.


The survey object is the root of a survey.

All content inside a sector has a unique id. This id is unique within the sector, not globally.

Content in a survey can only be deleted if the survey has not been published yet. This is managed via the survey workflow, which controls the Zope2 Delete objects permission. There is an exception for site managers (users with the Manager role): they are always allowed to delete objects.


Questions in a survey can be grouped in modules. A module is normally used for grouping. An module can be marked as being optional.


Optional modules are a new feature in Euphorie. In the RIE system this was implemented by a special question type.


Field name Description
title Module title, shown in the navigation tree.
description Description, shown in identication and evaluation phases.
solution_direction Description text for solution directions for risks in this module. Shown during the action plan phase.
optional Indicates of this module is optional.


The question content type is used for all questions asked (except profile questions). There are two major question types: filter questons and risks. A filter question can be used to make (part of) a module optional: if the user answers yes to a filter question all further elements in the same module will be skipped.


Field name Description
title Risk statement, shown in inventorisation phase. Also shown during evaluation and action plan phases if no problem_description is provided.
description Description, shown identification phase. Also shown during evaluation and action plan phases if no problem_description is provided.
risk_type The risk type (risk, policy or top5).
show_notapplicable Indicate if a ‘’not applicable’’ option should given in addition to the standard ‘’yes’’ and ‘’no’’ answers.
evaluation_method The evaluation method used for a risk.
default_probability Default probability for calculated evaluation.
default_frequency Default frequency for calculated evaluation.
default_effect Default effect for calculated evaluation.
image An image to show with this question.
links A list of URLs pointing to sites with more information. Every link has both a URL and a title.
legal_reference Text explaining related law and policies.
skip_condition An expression which determins if this question should be skipped.


In the RIE system two fields are used for legal reference: a reference code for an article of law, and explanatory text.

A risk can have standard solutions. These are managed as children of the risk object.

Question types

There are three different question types:

A possible risk.
A top-5 risk. These risks do not have to be evaluated and are always considered to be present.
A question related to health & safety policies.


The RIE system has a fourth type: filter. This has been replaces by the optional flag in a module.

Evaluation methods

A risk can be evaluated using several different mechanisms:

Direct evaluation asks the user for the evaluation.
Users are asked for the probability, frequency and effect. The answers are multiplied to determine the evaluation.
No evaluation is necessary.


A risk can have standard solutions associated with it. These solutions can be used as a base for a new action plan measure.


Field name Description
title Title for the solution.
solution The solution text. This will be copied to the measure field of a new action plan measure.
links A list of links to pages with extra information.

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