Guidance

POEMS manual

This publication was withdrawn on 16 April 2015

A current version can be found within the Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS) held on the Acquisition System Guidance (ASG, formerly the AOF). For access to ASEMS via the ASG please visit www.defencegateway.mod.uk.

This document explains the contents and operation of the environmental management element of MOD's Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS)

Documents

POEMS manual

1. Introduction

2. Description of the POEMS

4. How to do it

5. POEMS process maps

6. Core procedures

Stakeholders and standards identification

Screening and scoping

Impact priority evaluation

Environmental impact assessment plan

Environmental impact assessment and reporting

Environmental management plan

Operational controls

Continuous review

7. Support procedures

Communication: IPTs

Communication: ASEG

Training and Awareness: IPTs

Training and awareness: ASEG

Document and record control: IPTs

Document and record control: ASEG

8. Assurance and audit procedures

Audit management and initiation

Audit planning

Audit conduct

Audit reporting and follow-up

Monitoring and measurement

Management review

Non-conformance and corrective action

9. Glossary and abbreviations

Detail

The purpose of this document is to explain the contents and operation of the environmental management element of MOD’s Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (ASEMS). This element is known as the Project-Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS). The other element of ASEMS is the Project-Oriented Safety Management System (POSMS) which has a separate, although closely related, manual.

The POEMS Manual includes all Core Procedures (EMP01 - EMP08), Support Procedures (SSP01 - SSP03) and Assurance and Audit Procedures (AAP01 - AAP04).

POEMS is now at Version 2.3 and the documents below will be updated shortly. For access to POEMS V2.3 please access via the POEMS Process Maps on the right.