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8 Plus 12 Plan

This is a fast rotation plan that uses 4 teams and a combination of three 8-hr shifts on weekdays and two 12-hr shifts on weekends to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team rotates through the following shift sequence over a 4 week period:

  • Week 1: Five 8-hr day shifts, two 12-hr day shifts
  • Week 2: Three days off, two 8-hr night shifts, two 12-hr night shifts
  • Week 3: Three 8-hr night shifts, 4 days off
  • Week 4: Five 8-hr swing shifts, two days off

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Plan ID C4TR0812-1
Name 8 Plus 12 Plan
Applicability 24/7 operations
Teams Required 4
Shifts Weekdays: Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr)

Weekends: Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr)
Repeat Cycle 28 days
Rotation Fast, forward rotation from day shift to swing shift to night shift
Average Hours per Week 42
Staffing Fluctuation Balanced from shift to shift and day to day
  • 2 weekends off every month
  • 4 days off after consecutive night shifts
  • 8-hr shifts
  • 7 consecutive work days
  • Requires an average of 2 overtime hours per employee per week
Common Usage Popular with 24/7 security service firms, military units and operations that require 12-hr weekend shifts

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