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.

DNO Shift Pattern

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Characteristics

Plan IDC3TR12-1
NameDNO Plan
Applicability24/7 operations
Teams Required3
ShiftsDay (12-hr), Night (12-hr)
Repeat Cycle3 days
RotationFast rotation between day and night shifts
Average Hours per Week56
Staffing FluctuationBalanced from shift to shift and day to day
Pluses
  • Requires only 3 teams to cover 24/7 operations
  • No consecutive night shifts
  • 1 day off after each night shift
  • Maximum 2 consecutive work days
Minuses
  • Long shifts (12 hours)
  • Requires an average of 16 overtime hours per employee per week
Common Usage24/7 operations requiring 3 teams and 12-hr shifts
NotesThis plan is an alternative to the DDNNOO plan. It provides 1 day off after each night shift but does not provide any 2 consecutive days off.