Table 5

Considerations on stakeholders data need*

StakeholdersPurpose of data usageInformation neededCoverage of data setFrequency of update
EU institutionsLegislation and policy development
Establishing need for action
Setting work programme
Allocating resources
Priorities setting
Monitoring and impact analyses
Assessment of burden on public health and individual consumer risk
Drafting mandates for standards
Injury prevention strategies
Quantitative and qualitative data on incidents rates, the role of human intent, mechanism, identified unsafe products, consumer risks
Number of fatalities and severe injuries
Emerging dangerous products
EU coverage
Vulnerable populations
Specific sectors (toys, cosmetics, DIY tools, etc)
More frequent data sets and annual trends (real-time monitoring from online news sources or social media).
3, 5, 10 years for policy update assessment
MS and regional consumer product safety jurisdictionsEnforcement work
Work programme setting
Resources allocation
Establishing national and regional safety/injury prevention actions, education and awareness programmes, etc
Progress monitoring and impact analyses
Quantitative and qualitative data on number of injuries, the role of human intent, mechanism, unsafe products, consumer risks
Focus on fatal and severe injuries, emerging dangerous products
Regional or national coverageMore frequent data sets for emerging safety issues or fatalities (preferably real time)
Usually annual update for trends assessment
Standardisation bodiesDrafting standards/codes of practiceQualitative and quantitative data on injuries (from scientific literature, or simple case listings with accidents description)
Fatal accidents investigations
Regional, national, internationalNot very frequent, when required by consumer associations, national or EU jurisdictions, or due to major revision of standards
Consumer protection associationsAwareness-rising efforts
Identification or collecting evidence for changes in the regulation or new standards
Quantitative and qualitative data on complaints, accidents, safety testingEU/national/regionalWhen necessary or annual
Insurance companiesAssessment of risks and premiums
Resources allocation
Accurate data on the risks of injury, injury studies
In-house risks assessment
Risk data per sector (eg, leisure sport activities)
Regional or across EU
Vulnerable groups
As needed, premiums adjusted by trend analyses of claims
Firefighters and rescue servicesAllocation of resources and safety of firefighters
Developing strategies for fire reduction
Intervention reporting data
Cause of fire
Regional, nationalAnnual for work programmes and resources allocation
Poison centresAllocation of resources
Assessing risks of poisoning
Identification of hazards
Quantitative data on number of cases treated
Poisoning circumstances
Regional, nationalAnnual work programme assessment
  • *Example is adaptation based on Hayward.42