Bradford Score    

Bradford Calculator - This calculator measures the effect of absenteeism.


Enter the employee's absence details below and click calculate.

Number of occasions of absence in the last 52 weeks:   
Total number of days taken off in the last 52 weeks   
(to nearest 0.5 days):   



Bradford factor:  
NOTE: There are no set rules for using the Bradford Factor.

Each employer can decide how it uses the score and the actions it takes from it.

The number of Bradford points that trigger an absence review varies widely among employers. For example, some employers might adopt a policy whereby any individual with a Bradford Factor of more than 250 may need further investigation.

It is widely accepted that, used effectively, the Bradford Factor can reduce absenteeism by serving as a deterrent and a method for tackling persistent absenteeism: Studies have shown that by educating staff about the Bradford Factor, and then showing them their score on a regular basis, absenteeism can be reduced by over 20%. This is largely down to staff understanding that taking the odd day off here and there will quickly multiply their Bradford Factor score. The Bradford Factor places a value on the absence which an employee can clearly see. Where the absence is not absolutely necessary, this can serve to deter absenteeism.

The Bradford Factor can be utilised by creating “triggers” whereby certain actions are taken when an employee’s Bradford score reaches a certain point. For example, the UK Prison Service has used the following triggers:
51 points – verbal warning.
201 points – written warning
401 points – final warning
601 points – dismissal

Thia calculator uses the above points system but you can apply your own points system.

Important: The results from this calculator/evaluator should be used as a guide only, and it is strongly advised that you should consult an experienced or qualified accountant or financial/business adviser before making any decisions.