The design of domain independent heuristic functions often brings up experimental evidence that different heuristics perform well in different domains. A promising approach is to monitor and reduce the error associated with a given heuristic function even as the planner solves a problem. We extend this single-step-error adaptation to heuristic functions from Partial Order Causal Link (POCL) planning. The goal is to allow a partial order planner to observe the effective average-step-error during search. The preliminary evaluation shows that our approach improves the informativeness of the state-of-the-art heuristics. Our planner solves more problems by using the improved heuristics as compared to when it uses current heuristics in the selected domains. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.