Consideration has to be given to the services on-call contingent. The on-call personnel have less or limited time to train yet still are presented with the same hazards and level of risk as wholetime personnel.
Retained duty system (RDS) personnel should be actively consulted with from the outset and continually through the delivery of the project. They may help with early identification of hidden or previously overlooked issues and barriers.
Training implications may need to include a flexible approach and the volume and integration of new packages should be considered.
Services have built virtual training packages that the RDS contingent of the service can complete at home as part of their contract. Formerly the availability allowance has been adjusted to competency allowance allocating time to home training. The theory input is then integrated into a training schedule and reinforced on practical drill nights