Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

2021年05月 3日
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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/
I'm at tomscott.com
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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 Scott14 天 前
    • this video changed my life

      Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;天 前
    • thank you sponsor eagle

      Zzzz ZzzzZzzz Zzzz天 前
    • @Teut Hamer what

      PafPaf2 天 前
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut Hamer3 天 前

      Victor GrafVictor Graf4 天 前
  • Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?

    donnza cdonnza c3 小时 前
  • Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity

    Marcelo JardonMarcelo Jardon4 小时 前
  • Nope

    Buddy HendrixBuddy Hendrix5 小时 前
  • I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

    Söt GråvargSöt Gråvarg5 小时 前
  • The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

    Tactical ButterTactical Butter6 小时 前
  • I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂

    MothproofKTMothproofKT7 小时 前
  • 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 Miles9 小时 前
  • i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

    133713379 小时 前
  • "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

    L AlexanderL Alexander11 小时 前
  • Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

    Funny ValentineFunny Valentine11 小时 前
  • "Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"

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

    bwc1976bwc197612 小时 前
  • Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

    LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!13 小时 前
  • No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.

    SolidSithSolidSith15 小时 前
    • Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

      SolidSithSolidSith15 小时 前
  • You couldn't pay me enough.

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -15 小时 前
  • My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

    Turbowat?Turbowat?16 小时 前
  • 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...

    macsloan58macsloan5816 小时 前
  • Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

    IliketobealoneIliketobealone18 小时 前
    • Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -15 小时 前
  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    Pilot PeegoPilot Peego21 小时 前
    • 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 -15 小时 前
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu21 小时 前
  • For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

    Mr NeilMr Neil22 小时 前
    • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu21 小时 前
  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

  • this video changed my life

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

    Cooking ParkerCooking Parker天 前
  • Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

    Smit ShilpatulSmit Shilpatul天 前
  • 4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    S H NS H N天 前
  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian天 前
  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    Kermit The FrogKermit The Frog天 前
  • you are one brave guy xDDD

    Ashen OneAshen One天 前
  • Too much talkie

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

    Randy GRandy G天 前
  • Even on YT heights get to me.

    Sports TraderSports Trader天 前
  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    HellHound ActualHellHound Actual天 前
  • absolute mad lad!

    yoobsteryoobster天 前
  • 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 Storey天 前
  • Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    Dr S4T4NDr S4T4N天 前
  • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    Ethan RowlandEthan Rowland天 前
  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    sol starsol star天 前
    • 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 guyt天 前
  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    Nue HoujuuNue Houjuu天 前
  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    Robert PirlotRobert Pirlot天 前
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassic2 天 前
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    Ernests MilassErnests Milass2 天 前
  • Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    L-Trizzle-12L-Trizzle-122 天 前
  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renje2 天 前
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross Category2 天 前
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech Gamer2 天 前
  • 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 Anderson2 天 前
  • 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 Govindji2 天 前
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid Sofa2 天 前
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    Blu ScoutBlu Scout2 天 前
  • You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    petmensanpetmensan2 天 前
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob Lee2 天 前
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer White2 天 前
  • 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 Mae2 天 前
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe Dominator2 天 前
  • 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.

    ButterBallButterBall2 天 前
  • That would be great except you can't control your descent. It is for emergencies, not fun. I've rappelled down rock faces so this would be simple but still fun.

    Chez ManChez Man2 天 前
  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

    Tony TottenTony Totten2 天 前
  • Nope

    Dixon TiconderogaDixon Ticonderoga2 天 前
  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

    Ham MoHam Mo2 天 前
  • I went to Kentucky for Spring Break and I went repelling. Very similar feeling as to Tom. I had to keep telling myself to trust the process and that I was under the guidance of trained professionals. Started with the 50ft wall and finished with the 150ft wall. I was quite happy.

    The Grammar PoliceThe Grammar Police2 天 前
  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

    Rambling RobRambling Rob2 天 前
  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

    NostrodumbassNostrodumbass2 天 前
  • Ya...no

    Paid TouristPaid Tourist3 天 前
  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

    Sidharth SreeramSidharth Sreeram3 天 前
  • Nope!!! XD

    Karen SmithKaren Smith3 天 前
  • Switching it off to service it is cheating.

    Sphinx the MinxSphinx the Minx3 天 前
  • I've done some hard work and your body will act a little funny when you're doing that you get that skin tingling that heat flash going in your body wants to do weird things in your mind has to override it good show gentleman good show.

    Shaun McgowanShaun Mcgowan3 天 前
  • You should gain a "royal proclamation" making it clear that "From this day forward, it shall never be said that you, Sir Tom Scott, 'DOESN'T HAVE A "SET"!!" Fred Dibnah approved this message, and asks "Did you like that??"....

    AMStationEngineerAMStationEngineer3 天 前
  • One word "Aerones"

    Jānis GrīnvaldsJānis Grīnvalds3 天 前
  • Now that was a fun trip :D.

    The Rolling TrollThe Rolling Troll3 天 前
  • You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..

    SirHaugenSirHaugen3 天 前
  • Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!

    Paul Revere1776Paul Revere17763 天 前
  • How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?

    Izzy Ramos-GunnIzzy Ramos-Gunn3 天 前
    • What if one cable break? ... The second will save you. Redundancy my friend saves lives

      chibanichibani天 前
  • Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode

    Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp forGawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for3 天 前
  • props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂

    NightOwlNightOwl3 天 前
  • I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

    AscertivusAscertivus3 天 前
  • when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone

    GAMED 21GAMED 213 天 前
  • i would be so scared

    over 9061over 90613 天 前
  • I hold a class 1 Medical License for aviation. I wonder how different mine are to theirs.

    Evan SnyderEvan Snyder3 天 前
  • You can go in them?

    TheMeow_YTTheMeow_YT3 天 前
  • I would be rappelling down, much quicker. should try climbing northern Ontario fire towers. some up to 400' high, with ladders exposed to the environment. fun on a windy day...

    stevespyderstevespyder3 天 前
  • can i- please do this?

    Hanna MariaHanna Maria3 天 前
  • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

    Teut HamerTeut Hamer3 天 前
  • I'm a big fan of this video

    Polywant AcrackerPolywant Acracker3 天 前
  • wow, that was some advanced green screen.

    BbombBbomb3 天 前
  • Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

    Shx & MixShx & Mix3 天 前
  • Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down

    Borat SagdiyevBorat Sagdiyev3 天 前
  • I would be out.... passed out as soon as I got to the top.

    ACoustaDCACoustaDC3 天 前
  • Wempt

    Broda YodaBroda Yoda3 天 前
  • I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

    gary busey experiencegary busey experience3 天 前
  • Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    Melvin MuddfuckleMelvin Muddfuckle3 天 前
    • Meanwhile Fred Dibnah would have gone up the outide with his own ladders and no ropes and only a flatcap and a packet of woodbines for protection

      hen kohen ko3 天 前
  • What a thrill...

    Pointy MorperPointy Morper3 天 前
  • Neoliberal jackass propaganda

    Ralph MalphRalph Malph3 天 前
  • You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow

    Bob MarleyBob Marley3 天 前
  • "I've got two wires on me,I've got 2 wires on me":)

    kirk Shottonkirk Shotton3 天 前
  • why i hate wind turbines..they cannot replace oil and gas as a power source because they do not generate enough power....they are massive machines that require a ton of fossil fuel just to manufacture, install, and maintain. They fill the landscape and when they e are are turning they have a huge effect on birds. ITS BEYOND STUPID TO THINK THAT WIND POWER IS THE ANSWER

    WoodapeWoodape3 天 前
  • Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.

    Unkwn UserUnkwn User4 天 前
  • Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

    ListenListen4 天 前