Smiths Detection has launched ultraviolet (UVC) light kits
that the company says are capable of destroying up to 99.9%of microorganisms present on
baggage trays at security checkpoints.
Helping to protect passengers and staff from tactile transmission
of contagious disease as they pass through security checkpoints at
airports, Smiths Detection UVC kits automatically disinfect trays
as they are being transported from the reclaim area back to the
Thanks to its specially designed casing and other
safety measures, the UVC lights pose no exposure risk to staff or
passengers and can be installed quickly and easily into existing
tray handling systems.
The technology has been
successfully used for the disinfection of surfaces in industries
with high hygiene requirements, such as the food and health
sectors, for many years.
Smiths Detection's Global Director Aviation, Richard Thompson,
lights are a practical, straight-forward way that airports can
help reduce the transmission of any bacteria or virus that might
be on the surface of its trays now and in the long-term.”