Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 mai 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 Scott18 päeva tagasi
    • @Tom Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?

      MRCG MilleniumMRCG Millenium2 päeva tagasi
    • this video changed my life

      Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;4 päeva tagasi
    • thank you sponsor eagle

      Zzzz ZzzzZzzz Zzzz4 päeva tagasi
    • @Teut Hamer what

      PafPaf6 päeva tagasi
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut Hamer6 päeva tagasi
  • I'd do it. But I'd also sh*t my pants.

    Haze1434Haze14342 tundi tagasi
  • just seeing you up there gave me massive amounts of anxiety

    Voonilla RamenVoonilla Ramen3 tundi tagasi
  • U mean a seat belt

    Zavier fullerZavier fuller4 tundi tagasi
  • The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".

    kolim jonekolim jone10 tundi tagasi
  • "its a lengthy process" the 2 mechanics who recently died in the netherlands in a turbine fire were 19 and 21 there should be more training before lads that young are sent up there alone

    Gabelhelm SogarbratenGabelhelm Sogarbraten16 tundi tagasi
    • Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

      kolim jonekolim jone10 tundi tagasi
  • Sooooo tall

    Enderman1462Enderman146220 tundi tagasi
  • Remember when Discovery would air stuff like this?

    cursed1cursed122 tundi tagasi
  • so, uhm, what kind of knot do they use for the two wires you've got on you?

    jim ewokjim ewok23 tundi tagasi
  • 3:04 glitches in the matrix? Or I would hazard a guess at the video filter for correcting however bendy that lens must have been.

    Several FightersSeveral FightersPäev tagasi
    • Or the selfie stick removing thingy I guess.

      Several FightersSeveral FightersPäev tagasi
  • reminded me of the picture of two young technicians being caught on a windturbine in the netherlands dying on it because it caught fire...

    The Busby BabesThe Busby BabesPäev tagasi
  • Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiPäev tagasi
  • I have one word for that... NO F**KING WAY!

    Maxsdad 53Maxsdad 53Päev tagasi
    • @eioshen boboi But you can see the selfie stick's shadow...

      Dave SquireDave Squire6 tundi tagasi
    • we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiPäev tagasi
  • Imagine if right as Tom was starting to step back over the edge the guy was like “oh crap, wait hold on!!” 😂

    Moody MillennialMoody MillennialPäev tagasi
  • This make me think of the two dutch mechanics who died in 2013. Fire broke out while they were trapped on top. Real tragic story.

    dirtyhanniedirtyhanniePäev tagasi
  • thats so scary

    onlythewise1onlythewise1Päev tagasi
  • Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it

    FFPäev tagasi
  • Is this because of that one incident

    Snakezase 29Snakezase 29Päev tagasi
  • It's not even so much the height that would scare me, it's just how *thin* it is. Always looks like a hundred pounds of force could knock it over

    Sir PuffballSir PuffballPäev tagasi
  • highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼

    Markus RenneliusMarkus Rennelius2 päeva tagasi
  • Merely viewing this left my palms dripping sweat - it's not that I'm afraid of heights, it's just that I want absolutely nothing to do with their edges!

    Scott FWScott FW2 päeva tagasi
  • Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

    SilliusBunsSilliusBuns2 päeva tagasi
  • Oil rigs have something similar called the "Geronimo line" for the derrick-hand. ("Geronimo!" was old thing that people said said if if they made a scary leap to save themselves.)

    Alex BerkmanAlex Berkman2 päeva tagasi
  • seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

    Rain ManRain Man2 päeva tagasi
  • Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?

    mazzoxmazzox2 päeva tagasi
  • Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

    FIFISHING CANADAFIFISHING CANADA2 päeva tagasi
  • I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

    controlfreak1963controlfreak19632 päeva tagasi
  • I hate to be the one but his figure 8 knot tied to his caribiner attached to the D ring doesn’t have a safety. Granted it’s a strong knot but it’s always good to have that safety knot to prevent slippage.

    Colton CainColton Cain2 päeva tagasi
    • 4:53 I noticed the two wires. Scary.

      gqn2gqn210 tundi tagasi
  • we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode

    MMT-GamesMMT-Games2 päeva tagasi
  • i dont know why i expected this video to be better

    robert17robert172 päeva tagasi
  • I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

    GabrielGabriel2 päeva tagasi
  • Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

    Herpes-LipHerpes-Lip2 päeva tagasi
  • The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner

    郭文郭文2 päeva tagasi
  • I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.

    h8GWBîh8GWBî2 päeva tagasi
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    fred lonbottomfred lonbottom2 päeva tagasi
  • I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise

    Dj noneDj none3 päeva tagasi
  • The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.

    Aitor BAitor B3 päeva tagasi
  • Not interesting at all

    Paul RobertPaul Robert3 päeva tagasi
  • Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"

    morphman86morphman863 päeva tagasi
  • Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

    LiamThmLiamThm3 päeva tagasi
  • Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?

    wesmatronwesmatron3 päeva tagasi
  • Garbage

    Glen DeKokerGlen DeKoker3 päeva tagasi
  • you can make a theme park out of it

    GianlucaGianluca3 päeva tagasi
  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt3 päeva tagasi
  • Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?

    donnza cdonnza c3 päeva tagasi
    • energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt3 päeva tagasi
  • Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity

    Marcelo JardonMarcelo Jardon3 päeva tagasi
  • Nope

    Buddy HendrixBuddy Hendrix3 päeva tagasi
  • I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

    Söt GråvargSöt Gråvarg3 päeva tagasi
  • The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

    Tactical ButterTactical Butter3 päeva tagasi
  • I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂

    MothproofKTMothproofKT3 päeva tagasi
  • So tom what you do today.. you stil doing that boring computer site thing.? Geeshhh I think my toes would curl up and break if i did that. I consider myself a brave fellow. But brave by circumstance not by design . uhhh lean back and go with it..mmmm My hats off to you Tom.

    Trevor MilesTrevor Miles3 päeva tagasi
  • i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

    133713373 päeva tagasi
  • "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

    L AlexanderL Alexander3 päeva tagasi
  • Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

    Funny ValentineFunny Valentine3 päeva tagasi
  • "Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"

    СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙСМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙ3 päeva tagasi
  • I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.

    bwc1976bwc19763 päeva tagasi
  • Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

    LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!3 päeva tagasi
  • No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.

    SolidSithSolidSith3 päeva tagasi
    • Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

      SolidSithSolidSith3 päeva tagasi
  • You couldn't pay me enough.

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -3 päeva tagasi
  • My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

    Turbowat?Turbowat?4 päeva tagasi
  • Wind turbines are the biggest energy hoax/scam foisted on people in history. The minute they are designed, they are losing money. Any power engineer (I am not one) will tell you that it is impossible for a wind turbine to make more energy than it has consumed from design through manufacture and finally to installation. It is quite simple: there is not enough energy density in wind to make it a viable source of energy. That is an unarguable fact. Regardless of what liberals and tree huggers tell us, wind turbines use more energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

    macsloan58macsloan584 päeva tagasi
  • Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

    IliketobealoneIliketobealone4 päeva tagasi
    • Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -3 päeva tagasi
  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    Pilot PeegoPilot Peego4 päeva tagasi
    • You wouldn't have time to open it and get a full canopy before hitting the ground.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -3 päeva tagasi
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu4 päeva tagasi
  • For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

    Mr NeilMr Neil4 päeva tagasi
    • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu4 päeva tagasi
  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

    LIGHTNING FASTLIGHTNING FAST4 päeva tagasi
  • this video changed my life

    Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;4 päeva tagasi
  • The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper

    Cooking ParkerCooking Parker4 päeva tagasi
  • Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

    Smit ShilpatulSmit Shilpatul4 päeva tagasi
  • 4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    S H NS H N4 päeva tagasi
  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian4 päeva tagasi
  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    Kermit The FrogKermit The Frog4 päeva tagasi
  • you are one brave guy xDDD

    Ashen OneAshen One4 päeva tagasi
  • Too much talkie

    Ronny RonRonny Ron4 päeva tagasi
  • "Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.

    Randy GRandy G5 päeva tagasi
  • Even on YT heights get to me.

    Sports TraderSports Trader5 päeva tagasi
  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    HellHound ActualHellHound Actual5 päeva tagasi
  • absolute mad lad!

    yoobsteryoobster5 päeva tagasi
  • Damn, we have blades longer than that tower on the direct drives. Look very simple to work on but I imagine changing a yaw motor or pitch motor would be a ball ache

    Andrew StoreyAndrew Storey5 päeva tagasi
  • Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    Dr S4T4NDr S4T4N5 päeva tagasi
  • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    Ethan RowlandEthan Rowland5 päeva tagasi
  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    sol starsol star5 päeva tagasi
    • feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.

      bouytt guytbouytt guyt5 päeva tagasi
  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    Nue HoujuuNue Houjuu5 päeva tagasi
  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    Robert PirlotRobert Pirlot5 päeva tagasi
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassic5 päeva tagasi
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    Ernests MilassErnests Milass5 päeva tagasi
  • Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    L-Trizzle-12L-Trizzle-125 päeva tagasi
  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renje5 päeva tagasi
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross Category5 päeva tagasi
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech Gamer5 päeva tagasi
  • The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".

    Michael AndersonMichael Anderson5 päeva tagasi
  • I have to call my sister over to change the lightbulb on the attic staircase. So no, I would rather break my own legs and arms than climb up those ladders. 😑 Just though thought of climbing those ladders is giving me 5p-50p bum twitches.

    Tesh GovindjiTesh Govindji5 päeva tagasi
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid Sofa5 päeva tagasi
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    Blu ScoutBlu Scout5 päeva tagasi
  • You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    petmensanpetmensan5 päeva tagasi
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob Lee5 päeva tagasi
    • Straight to the point without any bs, i love it.

      BrabantBrabantPäev tagasi
    • The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt2 päeva tagasi
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer White5 päeva tagasi
  • WIND TURBINES ARE TERRIBLE!!!! Sure they make "clean" energy, but if one of the blades cracks, they cant be repaired. So they bury them and destroy thousands of square feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.

    Amelia MaeAmelia Mae5 päeva tagasi
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe Dominator5 päeva tagasi
  • I watched a video of a wind turbine who's brakes failed and it started a fire and stranded Two people on top. One jumped to his death while the other died from the fire.

    ButterBallButterBall6 päeva tagasi
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