REACT: How scheduled deep cleanings help operators stay in business
For UK rail companies, REACT periodically provides scheduled heavy-duty cleanings as part of their rolling stock maintenance program.
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The UK government announced a major upheaval in the rail industry last week. But whatever the structure of the industry, it is a basic business principle that effective maintenance of equipment will make it more reliable. For UK Railways (TOCs), managing their leased rolling stock is a key factor in long-term financial sustainability. But maintenance must be carefully planned to be most effective, otherwise it could disrupt daily operations. And as part of this maintenance schedule, TOCs must ensure that they maintain the highest standards of hygiene. In this blog, we’ll take a look at how we can help TOCs with heavy scheduled cleanings and get back to new cleanings that will provide long term results.
Planning to clean means planning to succeed
We are experts in providing a scheduled and thorough cleaning service for train cars. Of course, we are aware of the constraints most TOCs face when it comes to rolling stock. Most of the wagons on UK railways are owned by rolling stock rental companies. This means that TOCs have contractual obligations to these companies – and must also maintain high levels of service for their passengers.
For our TOC customers, there are two specific areas where our scheduled cleaning services are most useful. First, there is the scheduled periodic cleaning (PHC). This is a deep cleaning service that is part of a unit’s scheduled maintenance, and these cleanings can be performed day or night. Second, we offer a “Return to New” standard cleaning and recovery service, which is particularly useful when the leased rolling stock is about to be returned to owners. Years of heavy use can lead to a build-up of dirt, both indoors and outdoors, and especially in hard-to-reach places. Our team will make every effort to bring the unit back to a “like new” level of cleanliness.
Inside and out, REACT removes accumulated dirt
Our experienced team uses quality products and proven techniques to clean carts inside and out. For a PHC, our focus on the interior of the cars will be to eliminate odors and clean the seats, floors and windows of dirt, liquids and food waste. We will go beyond the everyday, where the focus is more on highly affected areas and surfaces. We will make sure to clean in the hardest to reach areas around seats and toilets as part of our efforts to restore standards.
Meanwhile, exterior cleanings focus on fixing the shortcomings that result from car washing machines. This human intervention first ensures security. We improve driver visibility by keeping the windows clean and we make exterior security lighting more efficient. Keeping the exterior of cars clean also means that the markings are clear and legible. We use proper methods to clean the exterior surfaces of the cart, whether they are painted or have high performance self-adhesive films and printed graphics.
Satisfy passengers with PHC
Regardless of who is ultimately responsible for managing rail services, TOCs have certain fundamental concerns – and they have many different stakeholders with an interest in cleanliness. By ensuring constant and reliable cleaning, we provide safe, hygienic and pleasant environments for passengers. More than ever, clean trains are a top priority for network passengers. With our RISQS accredited services, we are ideally placed to deliver. Maintaining high cleaning standards not only improves the reputation of TOCs, it increases the likelihood that passengers will use the services again and again. Ensuring that primary health care and restoring standards are part of their regular maintenance program will help TOCs deliver the standards that passengers demand.
To learn more about how intensive scheduled cleaning and standards recovery fits into the REACT Specialist Cleaning suite of rail cleaning services, contact one of the teams today.
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Message from Shaun D. Doak
Shaun is the CEO of REACT Group plc., A company dedicated to specialist cleaning, hygiene and decontamination. He is deeply committed to ensuring that every customer of our business receives the highest level of service possible. An expert in HVAC and commercial and industrial cleaning methodologies, Shaun has extensive experience in the renewable facilities management and services industry.
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