When tragedy strikes, we can provide rail trauma cleaning

In tragic cases of fatality or animal strike, we provide an experienced and dedicated team to provide rapid response rail trauma cleaning.

Rapid response rail trauma cleaning from REACT Specialist Cleaning
When the worst happens on the rail network, train operators and network managers need a rapid response.

It’s not a subject that comes up in everyday conversation for people outside the rail industry. But sadly, trauma on the rail network is an (almost) everyday occurrence in the UK. Whether it’s caused by human or large animal fatality, trauma is a shocking occurrence for everyone involved. Of course, Network Rail and the train operators themselves make significant efforts to reduce the likelihood and impact of such incidents. But they also have robust contingency plans in place to deal with trauma as soon as it occurs. We work with rail operators across the country to deal with human and animal fatality management delicately yet decisively. In this blog, we’re taking a closer look at how our dedicated rapid response teams deal with rail trauma cleaning.


Rapid response to deal with the most demanding situations

When the worst happens, REACT's experienced trauma team will provide a professional and respectful service. Our priority for our clients is to return rolling stock to full service as quickly as possible in an appropriate time frame. Train operators can simply notify our control room as soon as an incident has occurred, and they will alert the closest trauma team. In the case of a human fatality, they will remain on call and ready to respond as soon as the British Transport Police and the local mortician have concluded their work.


Once the authorities release the train back to the operator, our local trauma response team will attend at the Train Management Centre or depot. They will conduct a thorough cleaning of the affected engine units or carriages. We fully equip our team, who are qualified for underframe cleaning where inspection pit access allows for this. Our team will provide a fast and respectful response in every situation.


Keeping everything on track for rail trauma cleaning staff

We train and equip all our cleaning specialists who work on the rail network. All our trackside staff are Personal Track Safety (PTS) qualified. We make sure that we fully equip all our rapid response teams with all the cleaning products and materials and the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need.


Post-trauma clean-ups can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. That’s why we take the health, safety, and wellbeing of our team very seriously. We ensure team members are physically fit and fully immunised. We provide and promote free 24/7 access to a telephone counselling service, and where needed, staff can attend face-to-face support sessions too.


A sensitive approach to rail trauma cleaning that gets results fast

In the tragic case of human or animal fatality on the rail network, train operators need a specialist cleaning team who can take on the challenge. There’s no reason to make a tough situation any more traumatic than it already is. We can be there on the double to deal sensitively and swiftly with the aftermath of any fatality.


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To find out more about REACT Specialist Cleaning and our rapid response rail trauma cleaning services, contact one of the team today.

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, Shau