Photo courtesy Gatwick Airport: UV tunnel for the treatment of security trays
Gatwick Airport has installed UV treatment of security trays to reduce the spread of coronaviruses and other infections.
It is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light to guarantee a 99.9% disinfection rate. The system, provided by Smiths Detection sees each tray pass through a UV tunnel fixed underneath the existing hand luggage screening system. Every tray is treated immediately before each passenger uses it.
The treatment is already in use at Gatwick, and will be rolled out to eight security lanes at the North Terminal, six for passengers and two for staff.