Profession train cleaner

Train cleaners keep the interiors of trains tidy and clean. They clean out the bins in the different compartments, and perform other cleaning activities such as hoovering, mopping and deep cleaning.

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Personality Type


  • Train cleaning procedures

    Field of knowledge which distinguishes different types of equipment and their processes for cleaning and maintaining the interior of trains.

  • Personal protective equipment

    Types of protective materials and equipment foreseen for various types of tasks such as general or specialised cleaning activities.

  • Cleaning techniques

    Various techniques and tools used to clean different types of surfaces to achieve a certain degree of cleanliness such as sweeping, vacuuming, degreasing and wet cleaning.


  • Clean glass surfaces

    Use cleaning products to clean any surface covered by glass, especially windows.

  • Work in shifts

    Work in rotating shifts, where the goal is to keep a service or production line running around the clock and each day of the week.

  • Operate floor cleaning equipment

    Set up, maintain and operate roto, extractor and walk behind scrubbers and other floor care equipment to clean carpets and scrub hard floors.

  • Manage routine waste

    Treat routine waste carefully when performing cleaning activities and ensure that the waste collection and surrounding areas are maintained clean at all times.

  • Maintain cleaning equipment

    Clean and preserve the equipment and material used for cleaning purposes in a proper state.

  • Clean public areas

    Disinfect the areas to which the public has access.

  • Carry out pressure washing activities

    Use high pressure equipment in order to clean areas, surfaces and materials.

  • Follow organisational guidelines in the cleaning industry

    Apply and follow all protocols or guidelines described by the company within your specific cleaning area. It can also involve wearing the foreseen uniform or piece of clothing at all times or using specific equipment or materials.

  • Clean train interiors

    Use cleaning techniques such as sweeping, dusting and vacuuming to clean railway cars. Undertake more extensive cleaning by washing and shampooing the upholstery and carpets or floor of the train.

  • Clean equipment

    Perform cleaning routines after equipment use.

  • Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies

    Follow the stock of cleaning materials, order new material when the stock is empty and closely follow their usage to maintain a constant supply.

Optional knowledge and skills

discharge of collected waste communicate with customers cleaning industry health and safety measures operate pressure washer vacuum surfaces maintain the cleanliness of the toilet facilities complete report sheets of activity clean particular areas manually cooperate with colleagues perform cleaning activities in an environmentally friendly way ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations handle chemical cleaning agents perform dusting activities clean surfaces perform cleaning activities in an outdoor environment

Source: Sisyphus ODB