The iceberg principle
We all know that it was not the visible spurs under the surface of an iceberg that caused the Titanic to sink within a very short time. It was the invisible ones and the Titanic was considered unsinkable!
What does this have to do with flight safety?
We know that the visible part of incidents or accidents is only the tip of the iceberg.
But it is the part under the surface of the water that is much bigger and that we have to try to influence – to circumnavigate. And the deeper under the water surface, the darker it is. So we have to look more closely or illuminate better in order to recognise an impending accident and to anchor the lurking dangers in our consciousness.
Under the water are not only the “near accidents”, but all the small mistakes, unsafe actions and the “Oops, what was that?“-moments.
Kerstin Mumenthaler – aim4safety
Kerstin’s heart beats for safety and crisis management.
In addition to her training as a commercial pilot, Kerstin therefore completed a Master of Science in Air Safety Management and attended various courses in business continuity and also project management. As a former airline pilot, her logbook contains more than 6,000 flying hours on the Airbus A320.
Today she is an official member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) and offers services and consulting for business continuity, crisis and safety management through her own brand aim4safety. She is currently studying Change & Innovation Management at the University of St. Gallen.