Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3. maj. 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 ScottPred 5 dnevi
    • Hi, can we expect more videos on wind turbines and how they work and how they are operated? This is very interesting! :)

      SadSadPred 6 urami
    • hdd

      BENTIK soibamBENTIK soibamPred 8 urami
    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

      It's Ok To Be WhiteIt's Ok To Be WhitePred 17 urami
    • I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD

      pedro andradepedro andradePred dnevom
    • It is crazy..

  • Empirically, he's wrong about how safe his job is...

    BasicBasicPred 58 minutami
  • I think tom has two wires on him

    Josh SealeyJosh SealeyPred uro
  • I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.

    Robert F. Jobin Jr.Robert F. Jobin Jr.Pred uro
  • I liked those googlie eyes on the helmet.

    PythoPythoPred uro
  • How much does the blade guy make? Anybody know?

    Adam DennisAdam DennisPred uro
  • Green energy companies could make a lot of extra money selling tickets to thrill seekers.

    Matt RoszakMatt RoszakPred uro
  • Should ofnshown the whole way down but ff it. I guess not....

    Jimmy JJimmy JPred uro
  • Last time I got an email from an energy company it was a bill...

    Phin JonesPhin JonesPred 2 urami
  • That is a BIG NOPE from me.

    Dl BDl BPred 2 urami
    • 😂

      RPG YTRPG YTPred 2 urami
  • As a fellow rope tech, I've scrutinized this video and can confirm that the techs are professional and nothing is out of the place. If that sounds like petty behaviour, then maybe consider that scrutinizing your team members is a vital part of the general safety culture needed for this type of work. I personally do echo his statement: "Personally this is safer than any other job that you can do." Well, maybe not all other jobs, but a hell of a lot of them, like driving a bus for instance. As a bit of a side note: Watching this, my girlfriend told me: "I can never do that." to which I said: "IKR! I also hate screw-gate karabiners!!"

    Riaan BurgerRiaan BurgerPred 2 urami
  • Love that they got exit signs that point down while you're climbing

    Vincent KellyVincent KellyPred 2 urami
  • Good thing Iam sitting on the toilet watching this.

    Fck GoogleFck GooglePred 2 urami
  • Amazing! Lots of fun and green energy!

    Underground PianistUnderground PianistPred 2 urami
  • I don't see how that would work in an emergency tho, seems like a rather long and complicated procedure especially if you need to evacuate multiple people.

    dannyU2gdannyU2gPred 3 urami
  • Wind turbines are garbage. Inefficient tools that pander to yuppies

    Juicy JJuicy JPred 3 urami
  • 2 wires and a pair of soiled pants

    Your AI OverlordsYour AI OverlordsPred 3 urami
  • Never knew they had one

    Johnny FerrerJohnny FerrerPred 3 urami
  • One large cup of NOPE please. Thank you, keep the change.

  • cool

    Horatio yenHoratio yenPred 3 urami
  • Similar thing when I tandem jumped. At one point you're inside the plane thinking, whoa, this is gonna be amazing. And then they open the doors. And you have to move. And then you have to throw yourself into gravitational oblivion. My head felt like it was in my guts.

    Hadley BrineHadley BrinePred 4 urami
  • Wind turbines are THE worst waste of money in the modern world. They don't work most of the time and if they do they don't produce enough energy to power a cell phone.

    Justin HerbutteJustin HerbuttePred 4 urami
  • They wanted to test the emergency system and there was no volunteers... till Tom came

    Anas salehAnas salehPred 4 urami
  • 1:44 - glad to see the proper direction toward the exit!

    okazon69okazon69Pred 5 urami
  • TL;DW: Military Rappelling Kids™️

    ElegatorElegatorPred 5 urami
  • one screw to hold the arrestor together, so where is the backup for forgetting that? training manual. riiiiiiight

    ChristoChristoPred 6 urami
  • Gisslade vajdijon

    LolepikingLolepikingPred 6 urami
  • As someone who has done a little bit of canyoning, to go down, you only need one rope to be safe. (Assuming your not a compleat moron) Second, wouldn't you want to repell down. it's faster and definitely funner.

    DollunTheSavageDollunTheSavagePred 6 urami
  • This guy probbably has the best job in the world

    Arie ArieArie AriePred 6 urami
  • Anxiety 📈📈📈📈

    Boothy BBoothy BPred 7 urami
  • How do I get this job?

    Eric KeaneEric KeanePred 7 urami
  • Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment

    Andy TaylorAndy TaylorPred 7 urami
  • Fantastic!

    daniel burgesdaniel burgesPred 7 urami
  • Fred Dinbah would have brought his own ladders.

    Mubashshir RizwanMubashshir RizwanPred 7 urami
  • Nice

    michaelangaloemichaelangaloePred 7 urami
  • Nope.

    Rob SamusRob SamusPred 7 urami
  • 4:15

    Mohammed ShabinMohammed ShabinPred 7 urami
  • Fun fact: all the wind you feel is created by these turbines. The same thing happens in space at a much bigger scale and we call that solar wind!

    vee waiyawuthvee waiyawuthPred 7 urami
  • Cudos to the cameraman too and didn't no the word abseil is used in English.

    Michael GallraunerMichael GallraunerPred 7 urami
  • It's capable of producing that energy BUT what's it's actual average energy yield.. also the cost in dead birds that prolly remains consistent.

    Jon HartJon HartPred 8 urami
  • Ah Tom, thats only a baby, lets see you do it from a Vestas V164.

    Mark LynskeyMark LynskeyPred 8 urami
  • Fred Dibnah would have used the emergency exit as the way up

    NormanNormanPred 8 urami
  • Yeeeeaaaa I'm good thanks

    Harry PennHarry PennPred 8 urami
  • Hypophobia Triggers😓

    Faris HereFaris HerePred 9 urami
  • This was actually seriously cool

    Colleen HarrisonColleen HarrisonPred 9 urami
  • How cool would it be if the exit was a parachute

    CRABSY6CRABSY6Pred 9 urami
  • Scary!

    byronpaul19byronpaul19Pred 9 urami
  • Always fancied that as a job (or aerial linesman) unfortunately not many wind farms near Birmingham, also I would imagine the weather puts a stop to play quite regularly

    The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7Pred 9 urami
  • Epic

    hootymcfrootyhootymcfrootyPred 9 urami
  • One new thing added to my bucket list

    ZalanZalanPred 9 urami
  • Yall got it easy try climbing 250 ft on a pegged cell tower.

    tim sharretttim sharrettPred 9 urami
  • I wonder if his sphincter has relaxed yet or tightened up don’t know how it would be effected. Mine would be puckered up so tight I wouldn’t could 💩 for a month

    Richard ShortRichard ShortPred 9 urami
  • can we talk about the exit sign behind the ladder on the way up though. In case you are halfway down and forget how to get out.

    Lion_KnightLion_KnightPred 9 urami
  • Wow this is epic. Please go to the iss next time Tom!

    Mahadi Hasan TamimMahadi Hasan TamimPred 9 urami
  • Come along way from Fred Dibnah climbing a chimney

    Taking it to the LimitTaking it to the LimitPred 9 urami
  • On top of the turbine: What a great view Everywhere else: That windturbine is ruining the landscape abd creates horrible sounds that make people and animals leave

    SerenDipitySerenDipityPred 9 urami
  • A previous employer did a VR application for a utility company that could, among other things, put you at the top of a turbine. It was sufficient for all my turbine needs, but you look like you had way more fun.

    Joseph WisniewskiJoseph WisniewskiPred 9 urami
  • Next week, Tom takes the emergency exit from the ISS.

    Adam MullarkeyAdam MullarkeyPred 9 urami
  • "It will lock in position" do I hear a CHALLENGE FOR *THE LOCK PICKING LAWYER???*

    NoaNoaPred 9 urami
  • So judging by the movement of the wires going back up, someone was winding them by hand... Why don't they use those abseil fall arrests that wind the wire back up if there's no weight? Does the weight of a wire that long just make this unrealistic?

    Kieran BrownKieran BrownPred 10 urami
  • That's insane 😳

    Сергей ПетровСергей ПетровPred 10 urami
  • I would love to climb one of these. My mind can't help but flash to the video of the guy stuck at the top of a burning turbine who died. Maybe once a year would be better?

    John HooverJohn HooverPred 10 urami
  • Crickey Tom that took some stones

    Jason BagshawJason BagshawPred 10 urami
  • I have school and I’m watching this at 1:58am

    Giyu TomiokaGiyu TomiokaPred 10 urami
  • *I've got two wires on me*

    Boni AlvarezBoni AlvarezPred 10 urami
  • Among us task 🥶🥶🤪🤪

    Slatsky AugustSlatsky AugustPred 10 urami
  • Thanks Tom, as someone with a fear of heights, I now have to dry my phone off…

    MadTimMadTimPred 10 urami
  • that descent seems really slow though.

    RandomUser043RandomUser043Pred 10 urami
  • I’m sure not many feelings come close to walking backwards off a turbine with just a rope. My heart rate went up with this I want to feel that rush

    Perfect PizzaPerfect PizzaPred 10 urami
  • I couldn’t get paid to do that

    Jump_StartJump_StartPred 10 urami
  • You could not pay me enough .

    burningb24burningb24Pred 10 urami
  • Octopus will be our future energy supplier

    Protista protistaProtista protistaPred 10 urami
  • So we just going to ignore the googly eyes on his helmet?

    ASHANT ZsiASHANT ZsiPred 10 urami
  • Next video: Taking the escape tunnel el chapo used to break out of prison

    RygelRygelPred 10 urami
  • N O T P H O T O SHOP 100%

    minisham11minisham11Pred 10 urami
  • Tom always brings us out of the box content.

    PK IndiaPK IndiaPred 10 urami
  • Nope!

    Tommy VTommy VPred 11 urami
  • no thanks

    Phillip RatliffPhillip RatliffPred 11 urami
  • This video is absolutely nerve-wracking for me. For some reason, I have a weird phobia of tall things/tall things in isolated areas, and I definitely have a fear of heights too. This is hitting both phobias at the same time.

    beclopsbeclopsPred 11 urami
  • Is there a crew to clean all the bird blood off of the blades?

    carpballetcarpballetPred 11 urami

    Eric KajanderEric KajanderPred 11 urami

    NNIVARKNNIVARKPred 11 urami
  • Epic!!!

    Unafe RaptorUnafe RaptorPred 11 urami
  • The guy is right, that looks like an awesome job.

    KillBeiKillBeiPred 11 urami
  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

    IndianHead LoganIndianHead LoganPred 11 urami
  • It's so weird feeling claustrophobia in such a giant place

    IndianHead LoganIndianHead LoganPred 11 urami
  • You couldn't pay me to do this. God dam

    Kosta ZarikosKosta ZarikosPred 11 urami
  • You are a very lucky dude.

    Carlo BellCarlo BellPred 11 urami
  • That made me physically uncomfortable.

    Justin RaulinaitisJustin RaulinaitisPred 11 urami
  • what a chad

    Ishank SharmaIshank SharmaPred 11 urami
  • I got two wires on me!

    Thor MygindThor MygindPred 12 urami
  • SLworlds kept thrusting this down my throat. This a dislike. Sorry

    Rob GardnerRob GardnerPred 12 urami
  • Wind turbines are ridiculous, hideous and totally inefficient bird killing eye sores. The greenies won't be happy until the entire country is littered with these ugly blots on our landscape. Tens of thousands of Bald Eagles killed already, but hey as long as the leftist ideology is being served... who cares? The cost to build one of these things far exceeds the amount of electricity it can produce before they need to be refurbished every 10 to 20 years. Just plain stupid.

    Jeff RoutledgeJeff RoutledgePred 12 urami
  • And to think that this 50 m tall wind turbine is fairly small for current standards! There are already turbines with hub heights around 150 m, not even accounting for the blade length. That's a 50-storey building, truly shocking!

    Daniel DavyDaniel DavyPred 12 urami
  • Have you guys watched Chinese workers eating lunch and do repairs on the top of electric tower

    James SunJames SunPred 12 urami
  • Who seen the picture of the workers standing on the wind turbine while the only exit down is on fire . They where trapped and died

    MichaelMichaelPred 12 urami
  • Honestly climbing this doesn’t seem bad at all you. You’re enclosed most of the time. If the lab we was on the outside it’d be a different story

    Adam GAdam GPred 12 urami
  • WE ALL REMEMBER those 2 men standing on a burning windmill.😢 I would carry a small basejump chute.

    Matti LatvalaMatti LatvalaPred 12 urami
  • Fuuuuuuuuu(k that noise!

    Angelo MoncadaAngelo MoncadaPred 12 urami
  • 0:19 is capable of killing around 10.1 birds each year.

    Galaxie LionGalaxie LionPred 12 urami