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(b) The reference period

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(b) The reference period

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(b)     The reference period

The 'reference period' for the purposes of testing whether there is compliance with WTR SI 1998/1833 reg 6 is the same as for reg 4 (see reg 6(3)) including in relation to employees who have less than 17 weeks' employment. For the purposes of calculating a night worker's average normal hours of work in each 24 hours during a reference period, the following formula is to be adopted (reg 6(5)):

This is a somewhat opaque way of reaching a limit of 48 hours a week. The rest periods required by reg 11 are of 24

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