The London Fire Brigade, Community Safety Research & Policy Team, have the following observations:

The London Fire brigades comments to the EU technical committee.

We believe fires on or around cooktops present such a significant hazard that the occupier should be alerted, the power supply automatically isolated and that the occupier should leave the premises

We feel that the new EU standard should focus only on the detection, interrupting power supply and raising the alarm.

The device must be able to switch off the appliance before ignition. It is extremely common that before ignition takes place, vast quantities of smoke are produced and therefore any device that interrupts the power supply should operate sooner than at the ignition stage

The London Fire Brigade requesting the installation of a TripActivator type device

 “the power supply automatically isolated,”