Quick Answer: How Many Times Can You Reduce Your Weekly Rest?

What is the maximum hours you can work in one week?

Your employer can’t make you work more than 48 hours a week on average.

It doesn’t matter what your contract says or if you don’t have a written contract.

If you want to work more than 48 hours a week, you can sign an agreement to opt out of the maximum weekly working time limit..

What is the maximum number of hours that can be worked in a week?

48 hoursYou can’t work more than 48 hours a week on average – normally averaged over 17 weeks. This law is sometimes called the ‘working time directive’ or ‘working time regulations’. You can choose to work more by opting out of the 48-hour week. If you’re under 18, you can’t work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

How many times can you reduce your daily rest?

A HGV driver can reduce their daily rest period to a minimum of 9 hours uninterrupted, however they can only do this no more than three times a week. This is called a reduced daily rest period. Any rest period over 9 hours but under 11 hours will be classed as a reduced daily rest period.

What is the minimum weekly rest period?

Daily rest period shall be at least 11 hours, with an exception of going down to 9 hours maximum three times a week. Daily rest can be split into 3 hours rest followed by 9 hour rest to make a total of 12 hours daily rest. Weekly rest is 45 continuous hours, which can be reduced every second week to 24 hours.

Can you drive 11 hours in a day?

All jokes aside, federal law is specific about your driving time requirements. Here they are in a nutshell: 11 hours in one day – You can’t drive for more than 11 hours in one 14-hour period. After that, you have to stop and rest for at least 10 consecutive hours.

Do you get a 15 minute break for working 4 hours?

15 minute break for 4-6 consecutive hours or a 30 minute break for more than 6 consecutive hours. If an employee works 8 or more consecutive hours, the employer must provide a 30-minute break and an additional 15 minute break for every additional 4 consecutive hours worked.

What is the 6 hour rule?

What is the 6 hour rule? In short the 6 hour rule is: A driver may not WORK (That means both driving & other work) for more than 6 hours at once without taking a break. Before working beyond the 6 hours you must have taken a break of at least 15 minutes.

How many hours weekly rest must be taken?

24 hoursIn any two fixed weeks, a driver must take at least two full rests (of at least 45 hours each) or one regular 45-hour rest and one reduced weekly rest (of at least 24 hours).

What is the minimum reduced daily rest period and how often can it be taken?

The main points of EU rules on breaks and rest are that you must take: at least 11 hours rest every day – you can reduce this to 9 hours rest 3 times between any 2 weekly rest periods. an unbroken rest period of 45 hours every week – you can reduce this to 24 hours every other week.

How many driving shifts can you legally complete before your weekly rest must be taken?

During your duty you may take a long period of break, (at least 3 hours) which may be counted towards your daily rest for that day. If you do this, you must still take the minimum of 9 hours within the 24 hour period. The standard weekly rest requirement is 45 hours after no more than 6 consecutive duties.

Can my employer force me to reduce my daily rest?

Re: Can you be forced to reduce rest….. tachograph wrote: You can’t be forced to reduce your daily rest, but lets face it these days most people who have a regular job want to hold onto it. This is the attitude that helped to remove the word ‘Great’ from in front of Britain.

Can a truck driver work 7 days a week?

Drivers may work no more than 60 hours on-duty over seven consecutive days or 70 hours over eight days. … Drivers may be on duty for up to 14 hours following 10 hours off duty, but they are limited to 11 hours of driving time. Drivers must take a mandatory 30-minute break by their eighth hour of coming on duty.