One of the basic elements inseparably connected with air communication is the security control of persons and luggage which is performed by certified OKBs entered on the list of the President of the Polish CAA. An area of interest is the security check of hand baggage passengers take with them on board the aircraft. This control is carried out based on current legal regulations in the field of civil aviation security and is designed to detect prohibited and dangerous items hidden in the passenger's luggage specified in these legal acts. Due to the fact that the catalogue of these items is not included in an enumerative way, the security control operator assesses the possibility of using any item other than that specified in the document in terms of the possibility of making an act of unlawful interference. However, the skills of the security control operator are only one of the elements affecting the effectiveness of the security check being performed. The technical background and degree of technical sophistication are no less important in the control process.
This paper aims to indicate possible organizational solutions to be applied in practice, which have a measurable impact not only on the effectiveness of the security control performed but also on the throughput at the security checkpoint, which in turn determines the operational readiness of the entire airport. The authors, through empirical studies carried out at airport security checkpoints equipped with different technical and technological solutions, quantitatively indicate the benefits of using new technologies and the possibility of choosing the organization of work at the security checkpoint, depending on the needs arising from the nature and number of flight operations.
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