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As part of our drive towards providing the best passenger experience, Teesside International Airport uses the latest advanced imaging technology (security scanners).
Security scanners are a much less intrusive process than a hand search. Selected passengers are asked to stand in a particular position in the equipment. There
may be a requirement to rotate to a secondary position. The whole process only takes a matter of seconds.
Yes. A number of different security scanner technologies have been assessed by government health and safety regulators and the tests have concluded that the dose
received is much less than using a mobile phone or being in the sun. It is completely safe for pregnant women, children and anyone with medical implants.
No. The Government directive authorising the use of security scanners by airports does not exempt children because this would undermine the effectiveness of these new security measures.
If you do not wish to be screened by a security scanner, you will need to have an enhanced hand search conducted in a private search room. This will involve the removal of outer clothing and the loosening and/or removal of other garments. Please be aware that this alternative screening method will take significantly longer than going through a security scanner due to additional staff resources that need to be made available.