Late payments, non-payments and insolvencies have been long standing blights on the Australian building and construction industry. Fire protection contractors have been in the front line of wearing these industry scourges for generations now, and the same applies for any other subcontractor performing services or structural work in the industry.

These issues particularly impact subcontractors who rely on the contractors above them for payment and in the main, their financial sustainability.  The impact of late payments, non-payments and insolvencies ripple right across the community – loss of employment, family insecurity, individual stress and even depression, projects delayed or lost, reputations…