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.
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|Name||2 Team Fixed 12 Plan|
|Shifts||Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr)|
|Repeat Cycle||1 day|
|Rotation||Fixed plan, no rotation|
|Average Hours per Week||84|
|Staffing Fluctuation||Balanced from shift to shift and day to day|
|Common Usage||24/7 operations with limited personnel requiring 2 teams and 12-hr shifts.|
|Notes||Due 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.|