WEEKLY WORKING HOURS
Weekly working time must not exceed an average of 48 hours a week. This is calculated over a reference period of 17 weeks. If a workplace agreement is in place between employers and employees, this can be extended to a period of 26 weeks.
A maximum working time of 60 hours can be performed in any single week as long as the average 48 hour week isn’t exceeded.
Breaks and Periods of Availability (POA) do not count as working time
Night work is limited to a period of 10 hours working time in a 24 hour period.
Night work is classed as between 00:00 – 04:00 hrs.
The 10 hour working time limit can be exceeded under a collective or workforce agreement.
Working Time Directive
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Question 1 of 61. Question
Daniel has been working for five hours.
Under the working time directive how many more hours can he work before a break is legally requiredCorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 62. Question
Daniel has worked for 6 hours and must now take a break under the working time directive.
What is the minimum amount of time Daniel can take?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 63. Question
Today, Daniel's shift is eight hours long.
What is the minimum amount of time he must rest for under the working time directive?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 64. Question
Emma will work a shift lasting 10 hours.
What is the minimum amount of time she must take for a break?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 65. Question
Emma has taken a 15 minute break under EU driving rules.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 66. Question
Jeff's shift lasts five hours.
Under the working time directive he is entitled toCorrectIncorrect