Definition of manning levels in US English:

manning levels

plural noun

  • The number of people engaged in or required for work in a firm or industry.

    ‘the site is operating with reduced manning levels’
    • ‘These companies implemented significant reductions in manning levels and basic safety programs.’
    • ‘Progress towards the manning levels target remained unsatisfactory, despite some improvement in 2002.’
    • ‘The agreement contains no minimum manning levels, the right to employ casual labour, and management control over hiring and firing.’
    • ‘Implementation of the new standards and manning levels commenced on Monday last and will be completed over the next four weeks.’
    • ‘Redundancies and lower manning levels have called forth the need for more flexible job descriptions so that fewer employees can cover all the previous jobs.’
    • ‘Depending on existing manning levels, deployments may have made it difficult to cover specialist support requirements.’
    • ‘In addition, the union dropped a demand for maintaining certain minimum manning levels for some operations.’
    • ‘He tapped in to a groundswell of community concern with police manning levels at Papamoa when he said that National would bolster frontline police in the Bay.’
    • ‘Full-time manning levels must be raised to 100 percent of requirements.’
    • ‘Agenda item 8 is a review of the principles for establishing the safe manning levels of ships.’