• The normal daily period of duty (including refreshments) is eight hours.
  • As far as the exigencies of duty permit:
    i.  a normal daily period of duty is performed in one tour of duty, and
    ii. an interval of 45 minutes should be allowed for refreshments.
  • Where a normal duty period is performed in more than one tour and you do not travel to and from home between tours, an interval for refreshment and rest should normally be included at the beginning or end of one of those tours.
  • A "day" means a period of 24 hours commencing at such time as the Chief Officer may fix. In Staffordshire a day commences at 0700 hours.