What is shift work?

Ever wondered what hours you need to work to be classified as a shift worker? ⁠


Shift work is any work that takes place outside of 9 am-5 pm. ⁠

It includes afternoon, evening, night, early morning shifts (shifts starting anytime between 4 am-7 am), rotating shifts and split shifts. ⁠

Many industries rely on shift workers, with nearly 20% of Australians doing shift work. The most common shift work professions are protective services, transport and healthcare. ⁠

Although mining makes up a small percentage of workers in Australia, they have the highest percentage of workers who do shift work and make up a significant percentage of total shift workers.⁠

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