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The TRIUMF 500MeV Operations Group Shift System is based on a 35 day (five week) rotation period.
During this period, each member of a shift works an equal number of shifts on Days, Evenings and Nights.
Nights Shifts are scheduled following days off and are followed by days off to allow for easier transition to the abnormal hours.

DAY OF THE WEEK
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SHIFT & TIMES
F S S MT W TF S S MT W TF S S MT W TF S S MT W TF S S MT W T
NIGHT
23:00 - 07:15
CDEABCD E AB
DAY
07:00 - 15:00
A BCDEABCDE
EVENING
14:45 - 23:15
EABCDE ABCD

FOLLOWING "A" SHIFT THROUGH ONE COMPLETE FIVE WEEK SHIFT ROTATION, THE PERSONNEL WORK :
  Seven days :   Friday to Monday on Day shift, then Tuesday to Thursday on Evening shift, followed by four days off.
  Three days :   Tuesday to Thursday on Night shift, followed by four days off.
  Seven days :   Tuesday to Thursday on Day shift, then Friday to Monday on Evening shift, followed by three days off.
  Four   days :   Friday to Monday on Night shift, followed by three days off.
    Notes :Night shift is the first shift of the calendar day, but starts at 23:00 of the previous day.  (eg. Tuesday Night shift starts at 23:00 Monday)
There is a fifteen minute shift overlap period to allow for smooth transition.

This shift system has numerous benefits :



Written and maintained by Gord Roy