UK’s first UV security tray treatment installed in GatwickChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 25, 2020
Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including coronavirus, and other infections on this high touch surface area.
First UV security tray Gatwick
Following a one-month trial on a single security lane in July 2020, with laboratory testing demonstrating a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate, the new system will be rolled out on eight lanes in Gatwick’s North Terminal by the end of this month.
The system uses short-wavelength UV-C light, which laboratory tests show is effective against coronaviruses, including coronavirus and SARS, as the radiation warps the structure of their genetic material and prevents the viral particles from replicating. ■