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    Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 09:23
After 6hrs work I thought u had to have min 3o mins break, According to my office if u have 15 mins break it resets the 6 hrs again?
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You must not work more than 6 consecutive hours without taking a break.

 

If your working hours total between 6 and 9 hours, your working time should be interrupted by a break or breaks totalling at least 30 minutes.

 

 If your working hours total more than 9 hours, your working time should be interrupted by a break or breaks totalling at least 45 minutes.

 

Breaks should be of at least 15 minutes’ duration.

 

Duty is defined as work or driving. Periods of availability do not count as duty.

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True.Your office is right.You cannot work moe than six hours without some sort of break.









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In the first 6 hours, is a 15 minute break adequate?

My transport manager says I have to have 30 minutes after a 6 hour period.

I argued that I could have a 15 break within the first 6 hours,  but had to make it up to 30 by 9 hours.
This could be done in 2 x 15 minute intervals but the second one wouldn't count towards my driving breaks as I would then have to show an extra 30 minute uninterupted break within 4 and a half hours driving.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mikey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2011 at 15:10
Hi again.
My previous posting is how legislation is written, and as you can see it does not state the amount of time required within 6 hours work.
I analyse tachograph charts and cards and a break of 15 minutes within 6 hours  (work) does not give an infringement for working time.
Therefore my interpretation is: a break of 15 minutes within 6 hours (work) , a further break of 15 minutes after 6 hours but within 9 hours (work) = 30 minutes, and a further break of 15 minutes after 9 hours (work) = 45 minutes.
A break of 45 minutes (driving) within 4.5 hours will cancel out the need for the working time directive as you have had more than 30 minutes break within 6 hours.
I hope this helps... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Martin2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2011 at 23:44
Thanks Mikey.

I put this to my transport manager again but he's still adamant that he's right and that I should have a 30 minute break at 6 hours.

Funilly enough I haven't shown any infringements when my charts were analaysed either.

Thanks again, Martin.
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how complicated legislation can be! you need to be a mathmatition to stay legal. it's nice to see different interpretations on this. i must say as a lorry driver i thought in the wtd the 1/2 brk had to be taken by 6hrs & 1/4 by 9hrs.
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I had driven only 15 minutes to a local company, had a 1/2 hour break whilst waiting to be tipped, then spent rest of day on multiple drops, the day flew by, then realised I was 6 1/2 hrs without a break & still had 1 more collection to do before they shut, I really thought I'd done a tacho infringement, but my company said, as long as I had a 15 minute break before 9 hrs was legal.
Just done cpc & it states clearly, you must take a break of at least 30 minutes after 6 hrs work, even if drive for, say only 5 mins & work for 5hrs & 54 minutes, take a minimum 30 min break in the next 60 seconds.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chartwise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2011 at 13:39
As already pointed out the Legislation available states that you must not work more than 6 hours without a break and a further 15 minutes when working between 6-9 hours. So by my understanding you would be unable to work 6 hours then take a 15 and work another hour. Therefore you must have a 30 minute break if you didn't have a 15 somewhere within your first 6 hours of work.
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