2 Team Fixed 12 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fixed (no rotation) shift pattern that uses 2 teams and two 12-hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. One team will be permanently on the day shift and the other will be on the night shift.

2 Team Fixed 12 Shift Pattern

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Characteristics

Plan IDC2TF12-1
Name2 Team Fixed 12 Plan
Applicability24/7 operations
Teams Required2
ShiftsDay (12-hr), Night (12-hr)
Repeat Cycle1 day
RotationFixed plan, no rotation
Average Hours per Week84
Staffing FluctuationBalanced from shift to shift and day to day
Pluses
  • None
Minuses
  • No days off
  • Long shifts (12 hours)
  • Requires an average of 44 overtime hours per employee per week
Common Usage24/7 operations with limited personnel requiring 2 teams and 12-hr shifts.
NotesDue to long work hours and no days off, this plan should be avoided whenever possible except in extreme cases where only 2 teams are available to cover 24/7 duties.