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COVID-19 Webinar: Health & safety, furloughing staff and returning them to work in a safe manner

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COVID-19 Webinar: Health & safety, furloughing staff and returning them to work in a safe manner


In the next of our series of free webinars for the road transport and logistics sector, Ashtons Legal's Tim Ridyard and Jessica Piper present their thoughts on the following two topics:


Health & Safety:

• how does H & S law apply to the current COVID-19 pandemic

• how can you protect your business and yourself from liability

• review of the new ‘Working Safely during Coronavirus’ guidance

• safe fleets: recent Traffic Commissioner and DVSA advice.


Employment law and furloughing:

• how to return staff from furlough leave, unpaid leave or working from home

• what to do about staff who are scared to return

• what to do about staff who are shielding or at risk

• what to do about parents without childcare.



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About Tim Ridyard


Tim is a Partner at Ashtons Legal and specialises in road transport regulatory law. He assists goods and passenger operators, not least in the area of operator licensing, drivers’ hours, construction and use, maintenance, driver conduct and compliance.


He regularly represents operators and transport managers at Traffic Commissioner public inquiries as well as in the Magistrates’ Crown and Crown Court.


His casework includes cases such as those brought by Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Trading Standards, Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency, police and local government, amongst others Tim is able to represent clients in all criminal courts through his Higher Rights (Criminal) qualification.


About Jessica Piper


Jessica is a Solicitor in the Employment team. She is involved in advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, for both employers and employees, including representing clients in their claims before the Employment Tribunal, such as for wrongful and unfair dismissal.


Jessica also has experience in advising on directors’ service agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, settlement agreements, and within corporate transactions.


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