Richard Kempster is a Forensic Consultant with Envista Forensics. He is responsible for investigating fires for origin and cause as a Fire Investigation Technician. In this role, he has investigated or been part of the investigating team covering carious fires involving commercial structures, manufacturing facilities, vehicles, plant machinery and heavy industrial complexes.
How long have you worked for Envista and what do you do?
I have worked for Envista for just over 8 years and I carry out fire origin and cause investigations.
Before you joined Envista, what were you doing?
Prior to joining Envista, I was studying for my bachelor’s degree in forensic science.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help someone who has suffered a traumatic and stressful event, to either their house or business, and to be involved in the process of getting them back to where they were before the event occurred.
What are the values that drive you?
I love the constant challenges that are presented, each matter we work on has its own unique characteristics that you might have not seen before, so it keeps you always learning new things. I also like being part of a wider team, there are many jobs that involve a multi-discipline approach and I get to work with others who have a completely different skill set and knowledge base to myself.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I am now working, I love both playing and watching sports, especially Rugby and Cricket, as well as going on trips on my motorcycle.
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