One-day training course on roster design

Public or in-house, tailored to your requirements

Benefits of attending

  • Learn about different shift systems including Annualised Hours
  • Understand the effect of European legislation on shift systems
  • Learn how to analyse workload as a basis for constructing efficiently matched shift patterns
  • Examine different shift options taking into account holiday, sickness, mealbreaks, number of staff, overtime and costs
  • Learn methods for devising cost efficient shift patterns taking into account the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) as well as operational, contractual and "social" requirements

Typical outline

Note that, if we are running an in-house course, we can tailor the programme to your requirements.

  • An introduction to different shift patterns
  • Examples of commonly used shift patterns
  • Methods for analysing workload with a view to evaluating shift options
  • Example showing the effect of service levels on staffing levels
  • European legislation and the main factors affecting shift systems
  • Evaluation of the available shift options taking into account holiday, sickness, mealbreaks, number of staff, overtime and costs
  • Example of an Annualised Hours system
  • Methods for constructing cost efficient shift patterns that take into account the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) as well as operational, contractual and "social" constraints

Aimed at

Managers, supervisors and planners who would like  to be equipped with tools for evaluating current rosters and devising suitable and efficient alternatives. Also, trade union officials or employee representatives involved in new roster discussions.