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CDT05-Workload Analysis

The aim of this seminar is to provide you with the tools and techniques you need to analyse your workload correctly. This will be applicable to anyone planning a new shift pattern, wishing to check their workload calculations, or anticipating a change in workload. It includes:

  • Hourly staffing levels
  • Shift start and finish times
  • Break times and durations
  • Seasonal variations
  • Convert workloads into shifts

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how estimate your workload
  • Learn how to forecast your workload
  • How to incorporate variations in your workload
  • Learn how convert workloads into man-hours per year and shifts per year

Detailed Seminar Outline:


Objective: Determine what sort of workload you have

  • How to expand the time frame from 1 day to 1 week
  • Expanding the time frame from 1 week to 1 year
  • How to determine your annual workload

Constant Workloads

Objective: To recognise what parts of your workload are constant and which are not constant.

  • To determine the time frame for constant workloads
  • Convert workload into manhours.
  • To determine optimum start and finish times for the shifts


Variable Workloads

Objective: how to analyse workload variation through the day hour by hour.

  • Whether to staff ahead or behind the variation.



Random Workloads

  • To determine the cause of the randomness
  • How to convert peak and trough workloads into a shift pattern

Predictable Workloads

Objective: how to schedule in additional predicted workloads. Eg annual stocktake, freshers weeks, Xmas, Bank Holidays.

Generated Workloads

Forecasting expanding or contracting workloads. Eg sales campaigns, shutdown weeks.

Seasonal Variations

Objective: Establishing if you have a variable, expanding or contracting workload over the year.

  • How to vary staffing levels over the year.

Convert Workloads into Shifts

Objective: to determine optimum start and finish times for shifts

  • To determine how to incorporate break times and durations
  • How to convert staffing tables into shift tables
  • How to assemble shifts into a shift pattern
  • Fatigue considerations