Shift Patterns

Low Night Demand Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This shift pattern supports 24/7 operations with lower staffing demands for the swing and night shifts. On any given day, the day shift is staffed by 2 teams while the swing and the night shift are each staffed by only one team. The plan uses 6 teams with each team rotating through the following 3-4 shift sequences during a 6 week period: Week 1: 3 day shifts, 4 swing shifts… Read More »Low Night Demand Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

8 Plus 12 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fast rotation shift pattern that uses 4 teams and a combination of three 8-hr shifts on weekdays and two 12-hr shifts on weekends to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through the following shift sequence over a 4 week period: Week 1: Five 8-hr day shifts, two 12-hr day shifts Week 2: Three days off, two 8-hr night shifts, two 12-hr night shifts Week 3: Three 8-hr… Read More »8 Plus 12 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

DDNNOO Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fast rotation shift pattern that uses 3 teams and two 12-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through the following sequence every six days: 2 day shifts, 2 night shifts, and 2 days off.   Characteristics Plan ID C3TR12-2 Name DDNNOO Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 3 Shifts Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr) Repeat Cycle 6 days Rotation Fast rotation between day and night shifts… Read More »DDNNOO Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

DNO Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fast rotating shift pattern that uses 3 teams and two 12-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through the following sequence every three days: 1 day shift, 1 night shift, and 1 day off. Characteristics Plan ID C3TR12-1 Name DNO Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 3 Shifts Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr) Repeat Cycle 3 days Rotation Fast rotation between day and night shifts Average… Read More »DNO Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

3 Team Fixed 8 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fixed (no rotation) shift pattern that uses 3 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. One team will be permanently on the day shift, one will be on the swing shift, and one will be on the night shift. Characteristics Plan ID C3TF08-1 Name 3 Team Fixed 8 Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 3 Shifts Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr) Repeat Cycle 7… Read More »3 Team Fixed 8 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Rotating 8 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a slow rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through the following sequence every 28 days: 7 day shifts, 2 days off, 7 swing shifts, 2 days off, 7 night shifts, 3 days off. Characteristics Plan ID C4TR08-3 Name Rotating 8 Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 4 Shifts Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr) Repeat Cycle… Read More »Rotating 8 Hour Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

6 On 2 Off Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a relatively slow rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through the following sequence every 24 days: 6 day shifts, 2 days off, 6 swing shifts, 2 days off, 6 night shifts, 2 days off. Characteristics Plan ID C4TR08-4 Name 6 On 2 Off Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 4 Shifts Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night… Read More »6 On 2 Off Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Metropolitan Rotating Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fast rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through a sequence of 2 day shifts, 2 swing shifts, 2 night shifts, and 2 days off over an 8-day cycle.   Characteristics Plan ID C4TR08-2 Name Metropolitan Plan, also referred to as the 2-2-2 Rota Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 4 Shifts Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night… Read More »Metropolitan Rotating Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Continental Rotating Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fast rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through a sequence of 2, 2, and 3 consecutive day shifts, swing shifts, night shifts, or days off. The following is a typical team schedule for a 4-week (28 days) repeat cycle: Week 1: 2 day shifts, 3 swing shifts, 2 night shifts Week 2: 2 days off,… Read More »Continental Rotating Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

4-3, Ten Hour, Rotating Shift Pattern| 24/7 Shift Coverage

The 4-3 Ten Hour Rotating Shift schedule uses 6 teams (crews) and 3 overlapping ten-hour shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It consists of a 3-week cycle where each team works four consecutive 10-hour first shifts, followed by 3 days off duty, works four consecutive 10-hour third shifts, followed by 3 days off duty, works four consecutive 10-hour second shifts, followed by 3 days off duty. The overlapping shifts provide extra… Read More »4-3, Ten Hour, Rotating Shift Pattern| 24/7 Shift Coverage