13 April 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Amey has announced that it is working closely with the Edinburgh Schools Partnership to identify and help with additional repairs to allow 17 schools in the city to be reopened after safety issues.
A spokesman for Amey said the company was deploying engineering resources and technical teams to work with ESP.
The spokesman added: "We have completed the first phase of initial remedial works in three schools over the Easter break, and we will continue to support the council with the ongoing investigation and additional works requested across the Edinburgh schools estate to ensure they are safe for use and can be reopened as quickly as possible.
"The safety of pupils, teachers and our employees is our ultimate priority."
Amey is the current FM provider across the Edinburgh Schools Partnership schools portfolio, but not a shareholder in the consortium.
Separately, Dundee City Council has asked Robertson Facilities Management to carry out inspections on eight public-private partnership (PPP) schools in the city.
A spokesman said: "Discovery Education, the consortium behind the Dundee Schools PPP project, has instructed Robertson Facilities Management to carry out initial inspections on all eight PPP schools in the city.
"The results of these surveys, and information being released regarding the technical details of the Edinburgh situation, will inform Discovery and the city council of any further surveys or course of action to be taken this week."
Derek Shewan, chief operating officer at Robertson Group, which has built several schools for Dundee City Council, said: "While we are confident in the quality of build at all schools, we have offered to carry out inspections at all locations as a priority, in line with the recommendations of the Scottish Government."