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When anti-social behaviour needs a clean-up, we’re here

Some anti-social behaviour requires a clean-up, and our custodial facilities cleaning services deals with even the most extreme cases.

detention centre cleaning from React

We all know that, unfortunately, some people sometimes behave anti-socially. From casual littering or spray-painting, through to road rage and worse, this behaviour can take many forms. Of course, there are laws in place that seek redress from people who are caught engaging in such behaviour. But in some instances, the results can be messy. In previous blogs, we’ve looked at such issues as clearing up graffiti, fly-tipping and drug paraphernalia. In this blog, we’re going to look at two particular areas where anti-social behaviour may require a clean-up: emergency vehicles, and custody suites.

Emergency vehicle cleaning that keeps emergency workers safe

There are some 50,000 emergency vehicles across the UK, according to government statistics. This figure is derived from Home Office information about the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) critical communications system. Among other users, the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services are all plugged into ESN. Of the vehicles which ESN covers, around 10,000 are ambulances and other emergency health vehicles used by paramedic services. We, therefore, estimate that around 15,000 vehicles are those used by the police.

Generally speaking, police emergency vehicles require regular deep cleaning to cope with their daily use. Many of those arrested by the police will be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. As such, they may not be fully in control of their bodily functions. Moreover, some may have been involved in altercations, which may have caused them to bleed. We work with several police authorities and their contract service providers to ensure the clean, safe and hygienic operation of their emergency vehicles. And during the pandemic, we’ve enhanced the health and safety element of our emergency vehicle cleaning service to encompass infection control. Deploying our methodology of ‘test, clean, disinfect and test again’, we’ll ensure the vehicle is not only superficially clean, but also free from potential contaminants.

Custody suites can sometimes need a comprehensive clean-up

Detention centre cleaning can also get messy. Many of those who spend the night in police cells are under the influence of alcohol or drugs – and may not control bodily functions. We provide urgent priority response to clean and disinfect cells in prisons, police stations and custody areas following scenes of trauma or unsanitary activity by inmates. In extreme cases, such as dirty protests, we can be on hand to deal with the very worst in anti-social behaviour. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. But when it does, we’re on hand to help clear up the mess.

REACT is hugely experienced in cleaning custodial facilities, including police and prison cells, washrooms, toilets and custodial vehicles. We work with several police authorities, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, and their respective contract service providers to ensure the clean, safe and hygienic operation of their facilities. Our experienced custodial facilities cleaning operatives are available 24/7/365, providing a fast and effective response to eliminate risks and ensure the affected cells are fully decontaminated. And as with all of our services, our custodial facilities cleaning service benefits from our core values. We deliver with trained staff, service quality and sustainability. When faced with the aftermath of anti-social behaviour, we behave impeccably to get the job done.

To find out more about REACT Specialist Cleaning and our services responding to anti-social behaviour in emergency vehicles and custody suites, contact one of the team today.

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Post by Shaun D. Doak

Shaun is the CEO of REACT Group plc., a business dedicated to specialist cleaning, hygiene and decontamination. 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 sector.


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