BSAR members are issued with hi-vis safety clothing, subject to availability.
Safety clothing enhances members' safety and ensures that BSAR members identify and operate as one organisation when on search operations and training. Wear and tear on members' personal clothing in harsh search environments is also reduced.
Upon joining, each member receives the hi-vis BSAR cap and beanie.
Generally batches of the BSAR shirts and jackets are ordered annually or biennially depending on demand and funding.
Hi-vis, logoed safety vests are issued to members attending each search for wearing over rain jackets. These are returned at the end of each search.
BSAR Field Organisers are also issued with a hi-vis identification safety vest on appointment to the FO position.
BSAR thanks the Department of Justice Victoria, Bushwalking Victoria and the JJ Gardiner Trust for funding the BSAR safety clothing for members.