Avanti Conveyors has implemented a new four-day working pattern for the assembly and manufacturing departments. An initial three month trial of the new working hours commenced in August and has a number of objectives:
- Free up time for employees to have alternate two- and four-day weekends and have a better work-life balance;
- Reduce the requirement for weekend working as overtime can be accommodated on the fifth weekday;
- Decrease in travel which benefits both the environment and employee costs;
- Improve efficiency and productivity as the new working day better fits the build pattern of a number of the product lines.
“Early signs are that this new working pattern is working for most people, and we have been able to make some adaptations to meet some personal requirements, such as childcare” explains Simon Mander, Managing Director, Avanti Conveyors. “It’s a work in progress and we are monitoring the results and consulting with our employees to make this a success.”