This is a slow rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and two 12-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. The working and non-working days follow this pattern: 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off. Each team works the same shift (day or night) for 28 days then switches over to the other shift for the next 28 days. After 56 days, the same sequence starts over.
|Shifts||Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr)|
|Repeat Cycle||56 days|
|Rotation||Slow rotation between day and night shifts|
|Average Hours per Week||42|
|Staffing Fluctuation||Balanced from shift to shift and day to day|
|Common Usage||Popular with military and security service organizations in the United States|
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