Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3. 05. 2021
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Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: octopus.energy/octopus-fan-club/ (This video isn't sponsored, but obviously they did let me go up their wind turbine.)

Drone camera: Tom Francone
Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)

Thanks very much to all the team at Octopus Energy and EWT!

Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/

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  • I couldn't find a way to fit this into the video, but rather wonderfully, this turbine is called Octopus Energy's "#1 Fan". Thanks to all the team there, and the rope access team at EWT. This wasn't sponsored, and Octopus had no control over the final video, but obviously they did let me go up their conveniently-branded wind turbine in an effort to boost their brand. (If any other companies would like to show me around their conveniently-branded spectacular facilities, they should definitely get in touch...!)

    Tom ScottTom ScottPřed měsícem
    • @BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a CSbuild video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁

      Thomas DicksonThomas DicksonPřed 19 dny
    • Ok

      Fun AwesomeFun AwesomePřed 23 dny
    • A*

      Fusion OnlineFusion OnlinePřed 25 dny
    • Bvvv me vß

      Braydon WilliamsBraydon WilliamsPřed 26 dny
    • You didn’t fall 😒

      TrustGoatTrustGoatPřed 26 dny
  • 4:26 - "Happy?" ... "Happy!" > X DOUBT But I'm right there with you... figuratively... thankfully. That shit's terrifying for any well adjusted person.

    AlexeutAlexeutPřed 10 hodinami
  • Can they fit a slide spiraling from the top instead? seems fun.

    Irfan MuammarIrfan MuammarPřed dnem
  • I remember absailing down a cliff after climbing (with rope). The scariest thing was looking up at the top and the second was leaning back into the ropes to abseil back down.

    RufsRufsPřed 2 dny
  • What's not said is that the Weather is usually Windy (believe it or not !) and grey/probably raining ... So, it's not the pleasant experience portrayed here ... Furthermore, it seems that the number and extent of blade/other repairs has been so much higher than anticipated, vastly reducing the cost-effectiveness of these turbines for reasons of direct cost and aerodynamic inefficiency caused by damage ... The technology is moving on in a different direction to blades now ...

    Stephen FordStephen FordPřed 2 dny
  • I couldn't even jump down when there was an auto belayer on me when climbing an indoor rock wall... and that was me being about 3m off the ground. I can't imagine doing it atop THAT.

    Charmaine EngCharmaine EngPřed 3 dny
  • As a wind tech, huge props for getting the audio that clear inside the tower despite the reverb. I can barely understand what the guy next to me is saying half the time in person.

    MothmanMothmanPřed 4 dny
  • I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack

    7B_26_Tyrant Qiu7B_26_Tyrant QiuPřed 5 dny
  • 1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.

    John PowellJohn PowellPřed 5 dny
  • We're lucky those ropes didn't break, otherwise Earth might have been destroyed by the impact of his massive balls.

    Outworld StudiosOutworld StudiosPřed 6 dny
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  • WOW!!!

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    Luis EnriquezLuis EnriquezPřed 7 dny
  • idk how that whole turbine didn't come crashing down from the sheer weight of his balls. I'm sitting here getting genuine physical pains just from just WATCHING this

    Noah StolarNoah StolarPřed 7 dny
  • as always i feel like im a bit more informed after every one of your videos! thanks for following the facts so we dont have to!

    PonkPonkPřed 7 dny
  • i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad

    wing tipswing tipsPřed 8 dny
  • I’m Nauseous just watching this

    Jack NastyJack NastyPřed 9 dny
  • thank you for sharing this information, i love it

    Catur lifeliveCatur lifelivePřed 9 dny
  • Nopitty nope nope nope!

    carl johcarl johPřed 11 dny
  • ...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious

    Devan KeyDevan KeyPřed 11 dny
  • why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf

    Shang TsungShang TsungPřed 11 dny
  • They can't seem to decide if they want to use ring generators or conventional gearbox designs, tells you everything you need to know about this tech.

    spikesterspikesterPřed 11 dny
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  • should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.

    rsonrsonPřed 12 dny
  • That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!

    Google AccountGoogle AccountPřed 12 dny
  • literally a dream job

    Jure KlemenčičJure KlemenčičPřed 12 dny
  • “It’s ok, I got two wires I’m on two wires. I got two wires I got two wires”. Ba-dum-Tsch!

    Absolutely AverageAbsolutely AveragePřed 12 dny
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  • 4:52 Why can't we see the stick of the camera in the shot? Is it edited out or some angle by which we can't see it? Because Tom's hand and the shadow clearly shows that he's holding a stick with a camera attached to the top. This is so confusing 😵

    Sourin BasuSourin BasuPřed 12 dny
  • Omg I thought there was gonna be like a shaft kind of like a small elevator, but hell no id rather die than do that LMAOO

    Azrael HexAzrael HexPřed 13 dny
  • Hi Tom, the answer to your question of "would emergency services climb the turbine" is probably YES. each ambulance service has a team called "HART" which stands for "Hazardous Area Response Team". They are trained for a variety of different scenarios, including rescue from water, enclosed spaces, and (in this situation) working at height. to confirm this, it may be worth putting in a FOI request to the various trusts to verify

    Andrew JonesAndrew JonesPřed 13 dny
  • I'm a welder and metal fabricator. I repair feed bins and the bucket towers when work gets slow. No harness, no safety, climbing as much as 600ft with 40lbs of tools and grease covered hands on rusty towers held up by 1/4 cable. Somebody has to do it, and somebody has to pay.

    Cale PhillipsCale PhillipsPřed 13 dny
  • My idea of an emergency exit is a parachute encased in a tin box with a glass front including a little hammer with a sign that says please break encase of emergency. Iv seen the video of the 2 men stuck at the top while a fire was brewing under them. RiP to them guys

    TrutH HurTz*916TrutH HurTz*916Před 13 dny
  • 1:20 how'd you film that?

    TheOpacueTheOpacuePřed 13 dny
  • "....in my opinion"

    Ahanaf MuttakiAhanaf MuttakiPřed 14 dny
  • Ive been a wind turbine technician for 20 years. And because of the safety precautions we take it is the best job in the world

    Robert GutheridgeRobert GutheridgePřed 14 dny
  • reading the title I expected a parachute

    NicholasNicholasPřed 14 dny
  • I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)

    ItsButterzItsButterzPřed 14 dny
  • there is a horror story in my country where a wind turbine cough fire while 3 people where working on it 1 persoon died in the fire in the engine room 1 persoon died in the fire on top of it and 1 persoon jumped to his dead, the is a picker on the internet of the last few minutes of those 2 hugging each other

    Richard NightcoreRichard NightcorePřed 14 dny
  • I would have to be passed out until I got the bottom. My fear of heights wouldn’t let me do this!

    VillaTVillaTPřed 14 dny
  • Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.

    Patrick ArmstrongPatrick ArmstrongPřed 14 dny
  • Nope

    HelloHelloPřed 15 dny
  • One of the most uncomfortable videos I’ve seen yet. My skin is still crawling and I still have a sick stomach.

    Matt MayoMatt MayoPřed 15 dny
  • I had to go on a boom lift 35 feet up in the air yesterday. I HATED IT.... to feel your center of gravity shift and you have to trust the equipment....

    Sawyer RamosSawyer RamosPřed 15 dny
  • My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......

    Justin CrumptonJustin CrumptonPřed 16 dny
  • Keep that!

    23hublock123hublock1Před 16 dny
  • Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.

    Harry SchaeferHarry SchaeferPřed 16 dny
  • 2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?

    Lucid FerretLucid FerretPřed 16 dny
  • That looked like fun

    DextaMartijnDextaMartijnPřed 16 dny
  • How are you not scared howw

    Kapish patelKapish patelPřed 17 dny
  • My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.

    InvincibletroInvincibletroPřed 17 dny
  • That looks a lot higher than 150ft!

    Landie ManLandie ManPřed 17 dny
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    Eard GarciaEard GarciaPřed 17 dny
  • The not so green energy, they still have no route for disposing of wind turbine blades, they are currently being landfilled across europe and UK.

    A&A BrittenA&A BrittenPřed 17 dny
  • That made my hands sweaty just watching the video

    Mistah KingMistah KingPřed 17 dny
  • What a thrill....

    nesh deznesh dezPřed 18 dny
  • 3:03 anyone else see the box glich?

    Beat Saber PlayerBeat Saber PlayerPřed 18 dny
  • 🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮

    JorgeJorgePřed 18 dny
  • As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend

    Tommy BTommy BPřed 19 dny
  • 6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders

    Emily DunlapEmily DunlapPřed 19 dny
  • I'd need to be unconscious to do that

    Jim CJim CPřed 19 dny
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    Nimesh PatelNimesh PatelPřed 19 dny
  • I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands

    chrismar29chrismar29Před 19 dny
  • It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades

    Eddie ArcegaEddie ArcegaPřed 20 dny
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  • Thats wild!!!

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    Oliver McKayOliver McKayPřed 20 dny
  • 1:00 Why don't you intentionally fall and show us how it works? Scared? 2:03 Ignorance knows no bounds.

    armybeef68armybeef68Před 20 dny
  • NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.

    June's Outside ContactJune's Outside ContactPřed 20 dny
  • Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!

    Arizona DriverArizona DriverPřed 20 dny
  • Why do British find boring things exciting

    Québécois Foie GrasQuébécois Foie GrasPřed 20 dny
  • 4:29 *_s n i p_*

    AquariusAquariusPřed 21 dnem
  • Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it

    Pandora TheClayPandora TheClayPřed 21 dnem
  • I'm glad it will still take you down if you're unconscious, because that's what I would be after I looked down from up there🤮🤣

    mark mmark mPřed 21 dnem
  • that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google

    David GDavid GPřed 21 dnem
  • It's like being inside a spaceship!

    Drew LovelyhellDrew LovelyhellPřed 21 dnem
  • If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-KanalPřed 21 dnem
  • In the more than a decade of this channel I had to wonder if Tom had somehow managed to never abseil before.

    TheSeventhChildTheSeventhChildPřed 21 dnem
  • For some reason i thought it would be really badass and jump off with a parachute but its actually a rope which puts you in the ground safely, still a little badass ngl

    Rain Gaming278Rain Gaming278Před 22 dny
  • Cool stuff

    jason fordjason fordPřed 22 dny
  • Is no one talking about Tom's helmet's googly eyes??

    shadowofthecandleshadowofthecandlePřed 22 dny
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    Roselle MariahRoselle MariahPřed 22 dny
  • By the title I thought I stole like broke into a wind turbine and went to steal the emergency exit

    Rimuru FempistRimuru FempistPřed 22 dny
  • This gave me a unhealthy amount of anxiety

    Nikolas limaNikolas limaPřed 22 dny
  • thats a new turbine

    PDB's studiosPDB's studiosPřed 22 dny
  • Ive got 2 wires on me, I've got 2 wires on me, I've got 1 wire on me.. WAIT WHAT! 🤣😁

    KevDaGamerKevDaGamerPřed 22 dny
  • Shocked by this. Personally always thought the "emergency exit" was the Express, if you catch my drift

    Mark AllenMark AllenPřed 23 dny
  • What if the break system fails and doesn't prevent him from going down slowly.

    QuantumRadsQuantumRadsPřed 23 dny
  • Inertia driven, I'd have to take one apart before I d could trust it.

    Raul McCaiRaul McCaiPřed 23 dny
  • I’ll never forget the photo of those two wind turbine workers trapped at the top during a fire. I’m glad they have better safety measures in place now.

    KC SmoothKC SmoothPřed 23 dny
  • Me: I’ve ONLY got two wires on me!

    nocalstevenocalstevePřed 23 dny
  • Honestly, the most amazing thing about this is there ain't a single cloud in that British sky.

    Anatolij86Anatolij86Před 23 dny
  • No way Jose

    Michael PennerMichael PennerPřed 23 dny
  • I want a Tom Scott "I've Got 2 Wires On Me" t-shirt.

    Tony FliesTony FliesPřed 23 dny
  • What if there is a fire that breaks out? With that slow decent wouldn't the rope burn and snap before you're down?

    Greg GonzalezGreg GonzalezPřed 23 dny
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  • 3.03 there is a weird glitch in the orange box did you have to edit out a logo or something or was you never there ?

    JunkDragonfly74JunkDragonfly74Před 23 dny

    Michael MashburnMichael MashburnPřed 24 dny
  • is that in holand

    mareinmareinPřed 24 dny
  • Have you ever worked the wind farm at the South Point of the Big Island? Fished the area and was always curious. I think they were Mitsubishi designed.

    Ryan LowryRyan LowryPřed 24 dny