6-4, 6-4, 6-4, 10-Hour Rotation Shift Pattern

6-4 6-4 6-4 10-Hour Rotation Shift Pattern


The 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, 10-hour, rotation Shift Pattern provides 24-hour coverage. This pattern is made up of 5 teams (or crews) and 3 overlapping 10-hour Shift Durations. This shift pattern occurs on a 30-day cycle, in which teams work for 6 days, then have 4 days off. In this rotation, teams work 6 day shifts, have 4 days off, work 6 swing shifts, have 4 days off, work 6 night shifts, and end with 4 days off.


Over the course of the 30 days, crews will work all 3, 10-hour shift durations. The overlapping hours can be set to occur whenever is most convenient for your organization. This shift pattern has no days that overlap, providing less overlap than the [link to] 4-3, 10-Hour Rotating Shift Pattern.


Pros of the 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, 10 Hour, Rotation Shift Schedule:

  • Shift patterns rotate so that each team gets 2 proper weekends each cycle
  • Teams get 4 consecutive days off after each shift rotation


Cons of the 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, 10 Hour, Rotation Shift Schedule:

  • Work weeks are long, working 6 consecutive 10-hour shifts.
  • The overlapping hours could be a waste of labor and time
  • Employees do not have consistency in the days that they work



The WorkSight Scheduler is fully equipped to help you implement the 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, 10 Hour, Rotation 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.

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