This is a fast rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and two 12-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team works a sequence of 2 day shifts, followed by 2 night shifts, then taking 4 days off in each 8-day period. After 8 days, the same sequence starts over.

Fast 12 Shift Pattern

Characteristics

Plan IDC4TR12-1
NameFast 12 Plan
Applicability24/7 operations
Teams Required4
ShiftsDay (12-hr), Night (12-hr)
Repeat Cycle8 days
RotationFast rotation between day and night shifts
Average Hours per Week42
Staffing FluctuationBalanced from shift to shift and day to day
Pluses
  • 4 consecutive days off every 8 days
  • Maximum 2 consecutive night shifts
Minuses
  • Long shift length (12 hours)
  • Requires an average of 2 overtime hours per employee per week
Common UsagePopular with 24/7 operations that prefer 12-hr shifts
Notes

 

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