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3 Team Fixed 8 Plan

This is a fixed (no rotation) plan that uses 3 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. One team will be permanently on the day shift, one will be on the swing shift, and one will be on the night shift.

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Plan ID C3TF08-1
Name 3 Team Fixed 8 Plan
Applicability 24/7 operations
Teams Required 3
Shifts Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr)
Repeat Cycle 7 days
Rotation Fixed plan, no rotation
Average Hours per Week 56
Staffing Fluctuation Balanced from shift to shift and day to day
  • Requires only 3 teams to cover 24/7 operations
  • Too many consecutive shifts with no days off
  • One team must work continuous night shifts
  • Requires an average of 16 overtime hours per employee per week
Common Usage 24/7 operations with limited personnel requiring 8-hr shifts.
Notes For 24/7 operations, schedule plans requiring 4 or more teams are preferable. This plan provides no non-working day and may be unfair to employees who must work the night shifts. However, it may be acceptable for short periods of time when employees live and work in the same areas, especially where there is little difference in daylight between nights and days, e.g. in a submarine.

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