4-3, 10-Hour, Rotating Shift Pattern
The 4-3, 10-hour, rotating Shift Pattern is a common pattern that provides 24-hour coverage. This pattern is made up of 6 teams (or crews) and 3 overlapping 10-hour Shift Durations. This shift pattern occurs on a 3-week cycle, in which teams work for 4 days, then have 3 days off.
Over the course of the 3 weeks, teams will rotate through all 3, 10-hour shift durations. For example, team 1 would work 4 consecutive day shifts, have 3 days off, work 4 evening shifts, have 3 days off, work 4 overnight shifts, have three days off, and then repeat that cycle. The overlapping hours and days can be set to occur whenever is most convenient for your organization.
Pros of the 4-3, 10 Hour, Rotating Shift Schedule:
- Employees work the same days, with the same team each week.
- Employees work 40-hour weeks with 3-day weekends
- Each week there is a day on which all employees are working
Cons of the 4-3, 10 Hour, Rotating Shift Schedule:
- While 3 teams receive the weekend off, the other three teams never get the weekend off
- The overlapping hours and days could be a waste of labor and time
The WorkSight Scheduler is fully equipped to help you implement the 4-3, 10-Hour, Rotating Shift Pattern. Built to help businesses that operate 24/7, 365 days a year, with equal levels of workload around the clock or unbalanced loads varying by shift. The WorkSight team knows the value of establishing stability in the schedule while equalizing the burden of working undesirable shift times, which means that we can help you get any Shift Pattern in place for your organization. Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a demo.