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Health & Hygiene on the rail network

Health & Hygiene on the rail network
Health & Hygiene on the rail network

Just how important is the rail network to the UK economy? In a word, crucial. Oxford Economics puts the contribution to GDP at £36.4billion. This includes all railway-related activity and focuses on the activity supported, directly and indirectly, by the demand for rail-related goods and services. The sector employs nearly 600,000 jobs across the country. (You can read the full report: The Economic Contribution of UK Rail 2018 here

Together these factors point to the importance of the rail sector for UK industrial growth, jobs and innovation. So,­­­­­ keeping that network on the move is vital and one important aspect of that is health and hygiene. React is one of the country’s leading providers of cleaning and hygiene services to the rail industry, and we know a thing or two about the specialist cleaning that’s required.

Cleaning and decontamination of railway infrastructure

Our highly trained and motivated team provide expertise and equipment to clean and maintain important parts of rail transport infrastructure. Together we clean facilities that require robust standards of good public hygiene in areas with exceptionally high levels of traffic such as platforms, transport hubs and public access areas, maintenance facilities, and of course the rolling stock itself themselves.

Crucially all of our trackside team are all Personal Track Safety (PTS) qualified. PTS qualification allows us to tackle the complex and demanding tasks of trackside cleaning and decontamination.

Animal & human fatality management

React is one of the very few firms in the UK with cleaning specialists trained and experienced in dealing with trauma on the rail network. Inevitably there are occasions when sadly, animal or human fatalities occur. At these difficult times, our team of highly trained, fully certified operators will provide a fast and respectful response in every situation. They will clean and decontaminate the location, while ensuring the body is handled and passed on with care, compassion and in accordance with the law.

Train Carriage Cleaning

Keeping the rolling stock clean and tidy is beneficial to passengers and operators alike. Ensuring that train exteriors are clean provides maximum brand clarity and excellent visibility for both passengers and drivers. We make sure that lights are undimmed and hard touch points such as door handles, and buttons are clean to touch. Our interior cleaning service removes any litter, disinfects surfaces, eliminates odours. Our team will clean seats, floors and windows delivering a hygienic and comfortable environment.

As a licensed waste carrier, we ensure that any material we remove is disposed of in accordance with leading standards, returning the area to a usable state as quickly as possible.

There are a lot more services that React Specialist Cleaning provides for the rail network, all designed to help to keep that rolling stock rolling.

If you need fast and reliable specialist emergency cleaning, then contact the React team today.

Post by Shaun D. Doak

Shaun is the Managing Director of React Specialist Cleaning. He is deeply committed to making sure that every one of our company’s clients receives the highest possible level of service. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the facilities management and renewable services sectors.


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