Standard shift patterns

We can supply you with examples of standard shift patterns (rosters, rotas) for continuous 24/7,  semi-continuous and discontinuous shiftworking.

Bespoke shift patterns

If you can't find a shift pattern to match your requirements from the examples we supply we can help you develop one. We have devised a step-by-step approach to developing shift patterns that allows you to explore their many features and operational, contractual and "social" constraints. For example, there may be local "social" guidelines such as: 

  • frequency of weekends off
  • maximum working block sizes
  • minimum number of consecutive rest days (eg. no single rest days)
  • minimum number of rest days following nights
  • maximum number of consecutive nights
  • working blocks of the same shift or rotation of shifts within a block
  • short or long shifts? (eg. 8 hours or 12 hour shifts)

If you need help and would like a quote then please email or phone. Initially, we would need some basic information such as:

  • on-the-day staffing levels
  • number of staff available
  • weekly contracted hours (or annual hours in the case of annualised hour systems)
  • company name and department
  • contact telephone number

Annual rosters

If you are operating an annualised hours system you may want to construct an annual roster from a number of different shift patterns. For example, you might have a summer roster, which includes long breaks, and a winter roster, which has shifts more evenly spread out. We can help you do this. Alternatively, we can provide you with samples of annual rosters for standard operations, such as, for example,  a continuous process using five teams. 

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