Remote Services – Live Bespoke Training and Gap Analysis/Audit Portal

Do you understand your current risk exposure under export controls and/or sanctions?

Unquantified or poorly understood risk is bad for business and may expose individuals to liability.

We provide support in this area by:

  • Assessment of existing compliance policies and procedures against organisational goals; are they fit for purpose to achieve business objectives and to meet Government requirements?
  • Development/implementation of practical and proportionate compliance policies and procedures to meet UK and/or US requirements within your business.
  • Pre-audit assessments in advance of government audits (including remote audits).
  • Programme/project specific assessments, for example entry to US market and protection of intellectual property from the possible impact of US export controls.

Remote Services

Much of the work we undertake can be performed remotely, for example most
classification, consultancy or preparatory work.

Other aspects, while not so obviously suitable for remote delivery, can also be delivered
efficiently and cost effectively on a remote basis.

The advantages of remote delivery include reduced travel for all parties, less down time for
the client, where staff may otherwise need to gather at a single location, and the ability to
retain bespoke services for consultancy, training and audit/gap analysis.

Whatever your export control or sanctions requirement, under UK/EU or US controls, there
is likely to be a remote solution that can be agreed.

Remote Training

Perhaps the most significant obstacle to remote delivery of training is the ability of the
audience to maintain attention to remote forms of delivery, especially for long periods and
complex subject matter.

One solution is to deliver bespoke training to the same level as in-house delivery by means of
several shorter segments, which need not be on a single day. Segmented delivery is also
popular with clients who have time differential requirements, possibly to meet shift
patterns or to train a global workforce.

In this way, the benefits of live bespoke training, including improved retention, live interaction and Q&A on company specific topics or issues,  can largely be preserved while gaining the benefits of remote delivery.

Training can be augmented by consultancy support, on an ad hoc or ongoing basis, to assist
in addressing issues arising from the training and/or broader compliance policy or
implementation issues.

Remote Assessment Gap Analysis/Audit

The quality and effectiveness of export/trade compliance programmes and the attendant risk is company specific.  In common with training in this area, the most cost effective approach is analysis and reporting that is bespoke to the company concerned.

The David Hayes-Export Controls approach to this utilises a secure portal, via which the client company can respond to a questionnaire or questionnaires and can do so as time and staff resources permit.

This initial stage is then followed by a bespoke report analysing the company’s compliance system, highlighting risk areas and making recommendations for improvements where interventions are likely to be most effective.

Gap analysis is not an audit. However, the initial analysis may, should the company wish, be followed by an audit and, where required, support in relation to remediation and disclosures where necessary.  Auditing can also be conducted remotely via the same portal and dedicated company access.

In turn, such activities can inform company specific training to socialise new or amended procedures and gain employee engagement by clear communication of the need for any changes and the commensurate benefit in risk reduction.

To discuss further, please email