Outstanding Transport Cleaning Service During COVID-19

Back in November Cordant Cleaning was proud to receive two Global Light Rail awards in the newly created Outstanding Achievement category.

Adam Cardiff, Specialist and Periodic Clean Supervisor received the highly commended accolade, and the Cordant Cleaning brand walked away the overall winners.

So what makes Cordant Cleaning ‘outstanding’ in our sectors? Here we reflect on our service during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The coronavirus outbreak has brought many challenges. The united focus across the globe has been the protection of people’s health, safety and wellbeing.

In the UK, the role of public transport was crucial in keeping essential services running, enabling key workers to get to their place of work, and ensuring people who couldn’t work from home were able to support their families, and the economy. To keep the country moving it became critical that public transportation; busses; trams and trains; be cleaned and maintained to the highest possible level.

As a leading cleaning service provider in the transport sector, our teams responded to the pandemic offering peace of mind to both client and commuter. Cordant audited and highlighted the risks as soon as the news of Covid-19 broke, and gave suggestions on service alterations to clients.

Service Highlights
  • We sourced a bespoke Anti-Virucidal Disinfectant and introduced new cleaning processes.
  • We rolled out enhanced stop cleans and additional deep cleans of the highest footfall stops focusing on customer-facing assets, platforms, stairwells, lifts and escalators.
  • We also boosted touchpoint cleaning, which is the daily cleaning of high touch areas such as; handrails, switches, appliances, taps surfaces and workspaces.
  • “I have been sanitised” signage introduced to highlight completed cleans to drivers and quality auditors.
  • The workforce double bagged and disposed of PPE and materials after every clean.
  • We ramped up touchpoint audits across the transport network. Since March 9,676 quality audits have been completed through our online portal.
  • We have supported clients with the installation of social distancing floor vinyl on transport platforms.
  • We introduced fogging - the distribution of small airborne droplets of disinfectant - offering environmentally friendly biological inactivation, ideal for tight internal areas.
  • We also introduced electrostatic spraying - broad-spectrum antimicrobial spray for high-risk surfaces. Proven to be >99.99% effective against COVID-19.
  • We diverted team members from non-essential tasks to join the train, tram, bus and premises cleaning teams - and couldn’t be more proud of their adaptability.
  • We enhanced cleaning of the additional bus service operating for patients, visitors and staff travelling to London’s Nightingale Hospital.
  • We maintained upkeep and cleanliness at a London bus depot where 150 ambulance staff were based during the COVID-19 peak
  • Business Ingenuity
  • We launched an app to record completed tasks and to keep the teams accountable for health, safety and the quality control associated with enhanced cleans
  • We managed contract continuity by initiating daily virtual meetings at all levels of the business
  • We introduced DocuSign to allow us to novate contract and process sign off virtually.