If you are operating an Annualised Hours system, you may want to construct an annual roster. How you do this depends on the type of Annualised Hours system - for example, for a continuous system (ie. 24/7) you would typically go through the following stages:

  • Decide on the year start and finish dates
  • Decide on the year start and finish dates
  • Decide on the shutdowns (if appropriate)
  • Decide on the number, the length and the timing of long breaks (ie. holiday breaks) (if appropriate)
  • Decide on shift pattern "building blocks" (typically, a basic pattern and a long-break pattern)
  • Put the shift pattern "building blocks" together over the year
  • Tidy up the linkage between the different shift pattern "building blocks"
  • Put in shutdowns (if appropriate)
  • (Optional) Make adjustments to the annual pattern (typically, around the shutdowns) to create a better balance of shifts rostered for each team

How can we help?

If you provide us with parameters we can construct an annual roster from scratch. Alternatively, we can provide you with examples of annual rosters or ideas for the basic shift pattern "building blocks"  - see our Shift Patterns page.

Examples of annual rosters

We have lots of examples of annual rosters for the following systems:

  • continuous (24/7)
  • semi-continuous (24 hours a day but not 7 days a week)
  • discontinuous (up to 7 days a week but not 24 hours a day)

Some of the examples available are shown below. Prices on request.

Continuous (24/7) systems

5 teams

  • 8 hour shifts
  • 8 hour shifts with FLOAT periods
  • 8 hour shifts with ON CALL
  • 12 hour shifts
  • 12 hour shifts with FLOAT periods
  • 12 hour shifts with ON CALL
  • mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts 
  • mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts with FLOAT periods
  • mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts ON CALL