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
  • Week 2: 3 days off, 4 day shifts
  • Week 3: 3 swing shifts, 4 days off
  • Week 4: 3 day shifts, 4 night shifts
  • Week 5: 3 days off, 4 day shifts
  • Week 4: 3 night shifts, 4 days off

Low Night Demand Shift Pattern
 

Characteristics

Plan IDC6TR08-1
NameLow Night Demand Plan
Applicability24/7 operations
Teams Required6
ShiftsDay (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr)
Repeat Cycle42 days
RotationRotating from day shift to swing shift then day shift to night shift every 3 to 4 days
Average Hours per Week37.3
Staffing FluctuationBalanced from day to day but not shift to shift. The day shift is staffed by 2 teams while the swing and night shift are staffed by only 1 team.
Pluses
  • At least 3 days off after consecutive shifts
  • 8-hr shifts
Minuses
  • 7 consecutive work days
  • Requires 6 teams
Common UsagePopular with 24/7 operations with lower staffing demands at night including call centers and air traffic control centers
Notes