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The six key elements of the health and safety management system HSG 65 … The legal requirements for a health and safety policy … The three key elements of a health and safety policy … Target setting for health and safety performance … Circumstances leading to the need for a review of health and safety policy … The reasons for unsuccessful health and safety policies … KEY ELEMENTS OF A HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (HSG 65) The six elements of HSG 65 are:

1 Policy – A clear health and safety policy contributes to business effi ciency and continuous improvement throughout the operation. The policy should state the intentions of the organisation in terms of clear aims, objectives, targets and senior management involvement.