Working Time Directive

Weekly Working Hours

Weekly working time must not exceed an average of 48 hours a week which is calculated over a reference period of 17 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

Night Work

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