What it contains

In this document, job rotation refers to workers moving from one task to another in the system for set periods of time. The document outlines how to minimise injury risks by reducing how long workers spend on each task. It explains:

  • the occupational health and safety duties of employers to protect employee from health and safety risks
  • when and how job rotation might increase a worker’s risk of injury
  • when job rotation is and is not appropriate
  • when the use of job rotation may not meet your legal obligations as an employer
  • more effective measures to consider before using job rotation
  • how to properly design job rotation
  • other factors to consider, including who you must consult, what happens if a worker in the rotation is away, shift length and overtime
  • the impact of bonuses and incentive schemes on job rotation