3 Team Fixed 24 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fixed (no rotation) shift pattern that uses 3 teams working 24-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team repeats the following sequence over a 63 day period: 1 day on, 1 day off, 1 day on, 1 day off, 1 day on, 4 days off.

3 Team Fixed 24 Shift Pattern

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Characteristics

Plan IDC3TF24-1
Name3 Team Fixed 24 Plan
Applicability24/7 operations
Teams Required3
ShiftsDay (24-hr)
Repeat Cycle63 days
RotationFixed plan, no rotation
Average Hours per Week61.3
Staffing FluctuationBalanced from shift to shift and day to day
Pluses
  • Up to 4 consecutive days off
  • Requires only 3 teams to cover 24/7 operations
Minuses
  • 24-hr shifts
  • Requires an average of 61.3 work hours per employee per week
Common UsageFire departments
NotesThis plan requires living quarters for the employees to work and sleep during each 24-hr shift.