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Legal number of hours between shifts

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mmmwine Wed 14-Oct-09 19:40:49

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mmmwine Wed 14-Oct-09 19:41:37

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bellavita Wed 14-Oct-09 19:43:51

I think it is 12 hours.

I used to work for ASDA and on a Friday night I would finish at 10.15 and be in for 9.00 the next morning.. shock

flowerybeanbag Wed 14-Oct-09 19:44:49

11 hours, see here. So if you finish at 8.15 on the Friday you shouldn't technically start work until 7.15 the following morning at the earliest.

mmmwine Wed 14-Oct-09 20:09:42

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bellavita Wed 14-Oct-09 20:18:14

Seems so mmmwine, good job I don't work there anymore!

agedknees Sun 18-Oct-09 16:42:25

Flowery - the hospital I work at has late shifts that finish at 9.45pm and early shifts that start at 7am. You are usually given a late shift followed by an early shift. Should they be doing that?

flowerybeanbag Sun 18-Oct-09 18:47:04

agedknees probably not, no; check the link carefully as there are some exceptions but assuming none of them apply, then no they shouldn't be organising their shifts like that.

ruddynorah Sun 18-Oct-09 18:53:46

there are a list of exceptions including jobs where 24 hrs cover is required ie hospitals. it even suggests peak times in retail may mean exceptions apply.

flowerybeanbag Sun 18-Oct-09 19:11:11

Appendix 5 here is quite good.

agedknees Sun 18-Oct-09 19:51:33

Thanks for your help flowery. I escaped from the wards and now work 8.30 - 5pm, but I feel for my colleagues back on the wards.

nymphadora Sun 18-Oct-09 20:25:37

I used to do lates then earlies,someone would sleep in but the others would go home & come back. That was 2-10 then 7-2:30.

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