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LEF has launched a new electrical and facilities division.

ESTABLISHED engineering and fabrication business LEF has launched a brand new electrical and facilities division to improve the standard of service in Shetland.

Headed up by new recruit and highly experienced electrical technician Jordan Hunter, the additional arm of the business will seek to save large facilities money by providing a one-stop-shop maintenance service.

It will also focus on electrical and renewables installations for industrial, commercial and domestic customers.

LEF managing director Jake Watt said: “There are several large facilities in Shetland that require regular and intensive maintenance work.

“At times, these may be serviced by firms from outwith the islands – most likely because of lack of availability of local contractors, or perhaps the service is not being offered or is undersold.

“LEF has grown in recent years since I took over as MD, and we will be expanding our current workforce of 50 to 75 by 2025 to help fill this gap in the market.”

Mr Watt added: “Besides this, we are offering a new range of electrical and renewables installations for businesses and homes in the islands, all under the capable direction of Jordan and his team.”

This will include:

  • Designing, installing, inspecting, testing and maintaining equipment such as external lighting, emergency lighting, smart meters, fire alarms.
  • Providing portable appliance testing and hotel, school and hospital maintenance.
  • Installing underfloor and ground source heat pumps with one or three yearly maintenance (mechanical and electrical elements included).
  • Offering fire and security support, including all maintenance, testing and inspecting. New and additional installs will be available for CCTV, intruder, disabled refuge and access control. LEF will be working in partnership with another company to be able to provide 365/24 assistance.
  • Installing solar, wave and wind energy infrastructure and charging points for domestic and industrial customers. LEF has agreed heads of terms and is working on an exclusive MoU with AES Solar for Shetland. This company has been a dedicated solar specialist since 1979 and has a large market in the Highlands and central belt.
  • Designing, installing, inspecting, testing and maintaining sprinkler systems to help meet changes in regulations for commercial rented and industrial dwellings.

Mr Hunter said: “These are just the core aspects of our new service and product offering, and I will be out and about in the weeks and months ahead talking to people in detail about all aspects of the new division and how we might be able to help them save money.

“I have recently been a site manager and am a fully qualified electrical technician who holds extensive knowledge of electrical legislation, codes and standards of practice.

“I have seven years’ experience in the oil and gas industry working as part of a large team in an area of high responsibility, including both offshore and onshore environments.

“During my career I have had several high responsibility roles including charge hand technician, performing authority (PA) and authorised electrical person (AEP).

“Over the past four years I have diversified my role and have been the Shetland site manager for Robertson Facilities Management. This was primarily based at the new Anderson High School and Halls of Residence.”

LEF, Greenhead Base, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0PY
Call us on 01595 692349, e-mail us at admin@lefltd.co.uk
Web: https://www.lefltd.co.uk 

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