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June 2023
Crosby-on-Eden Primary School Visit Cubby Construction site for a first look at the new Komatsu Forestry head office.
The £3.5m Komatsu Forest ltd Head office site started earlier this year and is based at an established industrial estate just a stone’s throw from the school. As the primary contractor, Cubby Construction contacted local schools near the project to be involved in activities on site to raise awareness of the possible careers, environmental aspects, health and safety on and around a busy construction site. Crosby-on-Eden primary School snapped up the opportunity, squeezing in a visit during a very busy summer term.
Komatsu Forest stole the show, with a simulator for the children to experience what it would actually be like to drive a Forwarder. The operations included picking up logs and placing them into the back of the vehicle. Komatsu also parked an 825tx Forwarder Machine for the children to climb onto for real.
A Crosby-on-Eden School pupil said “the simulator is soo cool, I can’t wait until I’m old enough to drive one for real”
Stephen Bellas, Managing Director of Komatsu Forest Ltd “The forestry and construction industries face a common challenge of attracting fresh talent across all fields, spanning from finance to engineering. However, the forestry sector also needs to address the misconception that it negatively impacts the environment, when in fact, UK timber is sustainably harvested. Our recent wonderful morning spent with the incredible students of Crosbie on Eden School marks the beginning of highlighting the forestry sector’s sustainable nature and its diverse range of job opportunities”.