The William Martin Annual Compliance Report

May 7, 2024

Welcome to the very first William Martin Annual Compliance Report!


We are delighted to present to you the first William Martin Annual Compliance Report; this report will detail 10 key industry trends that we think will be of interest to property compliance professionals. We’ve identified these by reviewing the 20,000 risk assessment and survey reports held in Meridian, our health and safety risk management platform, produced for clients by William Martin consultants from April 2023 to March 2024.

At a time where the health, safety, and wellbeing of all building users is paramount, the property and facilities management industry bears a profound responsibility to uphold the highest standards of health and safety. As we navigate through a landscape of developing legislation, the imperative for vigilance in safeguarding occupants, employees, contractors, and visitors has never been more pronounced.

We hope that the key trends contained in this report will support those involved with compliance management, helping to:

  • Focus on key compliance initiatives.
  • Reduce risk to occupants and users of commercial and residential buildings.
  • Improve business safety culture.

To give you a taste of what to expect in this report, here are 3 out of the 10 trends that we’ve identified in our report:

  • 32% of fire actions related to fire and smoke spread, with the most common action relating to inadequate fire doors.
  • 10% of all health and safety actions relate to preventing slips, trips and falls.
  • Compared with last year, there was a 29% increase in the number of actions requiring asbestos removal


When it comes to health and safety, the property management industry needs to stop solely relying on an annual tick-in-the-box survey and take some responsibility for going over and above the minimum requirements.

This in-depth property compliance report will be published annually which will further enable longer term trends to be identified.

Are you ready to elevate your compliance activities and find out the latest trends in property compliance?


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At William Martin, we bring you unparalleled health & safety expertise and powerful technology. Whatever your sector and wherever you are, we give you the support you need to keep compliant, strong, and successful.

Contact Us to start your journey with us today.

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