Take a trip on a train and you are sure to be bombarded by scrawls, graffiti, art, vandalism and now 'tags'. For years vandals have been leaving their mark along railway routes, in alleyways and along the sides of buildings.

Vandals are now targeting and tagging more vulnerable sites, especially public transport.

Such damage and expense has resulted in the announcement by the NSW Premier Morris Iemma that leading figures, from multiple agencies, will work together to form 'The Anti-Graffiti Action Team'.

A sacrificial coating to guard against graffiti is available in Australia, through All Protection Tinting .

VandalGARD is a hard-wearing, scratch-resistant clear polymer film, developed specifically to provide protection for a wide range of surfaces including glass and Perspex. Supplied and installed by All Protection Tinting, the cost effective solution is already used in a number of high-risk locations including shopping centres, airports and building foyers.

If vandalised this film can be quickly and easily removed and replaced, therefore reducing disruptions to public services.

VandalGARD may be applied to previously scratched glass; the adhesive soaks into scratches and lessens signs of vandalism.

Sophisticated job tracking ad management systems enables All Protection Tinting to provide a high level of service. They employ an occupational health and safety consultant and can provide safe work method statements, etc. for commercial jobs.