Q1. What is your name, where are you from and how long have you been part of the Planet Earth team?
My name is Andrea, I am from Colombia and I joined the team almost 5 years ago. First as a cleaner, then I became a Supervisor.
Q2. Tell us something about yourself?
I love adventure. Camping and being in the forest are things I love. I go crazy for cats and my dream is to design engineering chemical equipment.
Q3. What does it mean to you to be part of the covid-19 response cleaning team?
It means being able to adapt to the adversities and challenges of unexpected situations.
Q4. What is the difference between a standard green clean, and performing a covid-19 response disinfection?
In a standard green clean the chemicals are different, we only use basic PPE, and the disinfection cleans are more intensive.
Q5. How do you feel when you ‘suit up’ and are about to perform a covid-19 disinfection clean?
It is a mix between a satisfying sense of helping others, and the fear of being face to face with the virus.
Q6. What is the biggest challenge when you are performing a covid-19 disinfection? How do you overcome this challenge?
The real challenge is being face to face with the virus and the risk of exposure, but I stay calm by following the procedures and knowing that I am doing the right thing.
Q7. What is the most rewarding part about being a cleaner during the current pandemic?
The most rewarding part of being a supervisor right now, is performing the job along with its challenges, and feeling stronger on the other side of it, knowing we have faced these challenges successfully and we are part of the pandemic solution.
Q8. What is something people might not know about being a cleaner during covid-19?
The time and effort that is required in preparing for a Covid response disinfection clean.
Q9. What is the work mantra that you live by?
Think you can, think you can’t – either way you’re right.