In its broadest sense, any period of work that covers mid-day. However, depending upon the context and the type of shift system used, it means slightly different things. Some of the main usages are.

  • Daily hours worked by non-shift workers. For example, 09.00 to 17.00 on a Monday to Friday.
  • In systems based on two (12hr) shifts a day. The shift that covers the period either side of mid-day. Frequently 06.00 to 18.00 or 07.00 to 19.00.
  • In systems based on three (8hr) shifts a day. The shift that incorporates mid-day. For example 06.00 to 14.00.
  • In continuous systems with an integrated Day shift. The period of double cover.
Day Shift