Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 mai 2021
2 351 771 Vues

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
on Twitter at twitter.com/tomscott
on Facebook at facebook.com/tomscott
and on Instagram as tomscottgo

  • 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 ScottIl y a 17 jours
    • @Tom Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?

      MRCG MilleniumMRCG MilleniumIl y a jour
    • this video changed my life

      Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;Il y a 3 jours
    • thank you sponsor eagle

      Zzzz ZzzzZzzz ZzzzIl y a 3 jours
    • @Teut Hamer what

      PafPafIl y a 5 jours
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut HamerIl y a 5 jours
  • 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 BabesIl y a heure
  • Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiIl y a 5 heures
  • I have one word for that... NO F**KING WAY!

    Maxsdad 53Maxsdad 53Il y a 6 heures
    • 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 boboiIl y a 5 heures
  • Imagine if right as Tom was starting to step back over the edge the guy was like “oh crap, wait hold on!!” 😂

    Moody MillennialMoody MillennialIl y a 7 heures
  • 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.

    dirtyhanniedirtyhannieIl y a 12 heures
  • thats so scary

    onlythewise1onlythewise1Il y a 17 heures
  • Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it

    FFIl y a 18 heures
  • Is this because of that one incident

    Snakezase 29Snakezase 29Il y a 19 heures
  • 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 PuffballIl y a 21 heure
  • highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼

    Markus RenneliusMarkus RenneliusIl y a jour
  • 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 FWIl y a jour
  • Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

    SilliusBunsSilliusBunsIl y a jour
  • 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 BerkmanIl y a jour
  • seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

    Rain ManRain ManIl y a jour
  • Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?

    mazzoxmazzoxIl y a jour
  • Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

  • I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

    controlfreak1963controlfreak1963Il y a jour
  • 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 CainIl y a jour
  • 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-GamesIl y a jour
  • i dont know why i expected this video to be better

    robert17robert17Il y a jour
  • I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

    GabrielGabrielIl y a jour
  • Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

    Herpes-LipHerpes-LipIl y a jour
  • The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner

    郭文郭文Il y a jour
  • I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.

    h8GWBîh8GWBîIl y a jour
  • The brawny mole immunohistochemically owe because drink macropharmacologically talk notwithstanding a unique stopwatch. late, loose commission

    fred lonbottomfred lonbottomIl y a jour
  • I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise

    Dj noneDj noneIl y a jour
  • The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.

    Aitor BAitor BIl y a 2 jours
  • Not interesting at all

    Paul RobertPaul RobertIl y a 2 jours
  • Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"

    morphman86morphman86Il y a 2 jours
  • Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

    LiamThmLiamThmIl y a 2 jours
  • Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?

    wesmatronwesmatronIl y a 2 jours
  • Garbage

    Glen DeKokerGlen DeKokerIl y a 2 jours
  • you can make a theme park out of it

    GianlucaGianlucaIl y a 2 jours
  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytIl y a 2 jours
  • Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?

    donnza cdonnza cIl y a 2 jours
    • energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytIl y a 2 jours
  • Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity

    Marcelo JardonMarcelo JardonIl y a 2 jours
  • Nope

    Buddy HendrixBuddy HendrixIl y a 2 jours
  • I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

    Söt GråvargSöt GråvargIl y a 2 jours
  • The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

    Tactical ButterTactical ButterIl y a 2 jours
  • I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂

    MothproofKTMothproofKTIl y a 2 jours
  • 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 MilesIl y a 2 jours
  • i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

    13371337Il y a 2 jours
  • "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

    L AlexanderL AlexanderIl y a 2 jours
  • Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

    Funny ValentineFunny ValentineIl y a 2 jours
  • "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.

    bwc1976bwc1976Il y a 2 jours
  • Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

    LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!Il y a 2 jours
  • No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.

    SolidSithSolidSithIl y a 2 jours
    • Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

      SolidSithSolidSithIl y a 2 jours
  • You couldn't pay me enough.

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Il y a 2 jours
  • My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

    Turbowat?Turbowat?Il y a 2 jours
  • 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...

    macsloan58macsloan58Il y a 2 jours
  • Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

    IliketobealoneIliketobealoneIl y a 3 jours
    • Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Il y a 2 jours
  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    Pilot PeegoPilot PeegoIl y a 3 jours
    • 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 -Il y a 2 jours
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuIl y a 3 jours
  • For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

    Mr NeilMr NeilIl y a 3 jours
    • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuIl y a 3 jours
  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

  • this video changed my life

    Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;Il y a 3 jours
  • The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper

    Cooking ParkerCooking ParkerIl y a 3 jours
  • Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

    Smit ShilpatulSmit ShilpatulIl y a 3 jours
  • 4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    S H NS H NIl y a 3 jours
  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    Marty LynchianMarty LynchianIl y a 3 jours
  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    Kermit The FrogKermit The FrogIl y a 3 jours
  • you are one brave guy xDDD

    Ashen OneAshen OneIl y a 3 jours
  • Too much talkie

    Ronny RonRonny RonIl y a 3 jours
  • "Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.

    Randy GRandy GIl y a 3 jours
  • Even on YT heights get to me.

    Sports TraderSports TraderIl y a 3 jours
  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    HellHound ActualHellHound ActualIl y a 4 jours
  • absolute mad lad!

    yoobsteryoobsterIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 StoreyIl y a 4 jours
  • Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    Dr S4T4NDr S4T4NIl y a 4 jours
  • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    Ethan RowlandEthan RowlandIl y a 4 jours
  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    sol starsol starIl y a 4 jours
    • 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 guytIl y a 4 jours
  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    Nue HoujuuNue HoujuuIl y a 4 jours
  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    Robert PirlotRobert PirlotIl y a 4 jours
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassicIl y a 4 jours
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    Ernests MilassErnests MilassIl y a 4 jours
  • Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    L-Trizzle-12L-Trizzle-12Il y a 4 jours
  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar RenjeIl y a 4 jours
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross CategoryIl y a 4 jours
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech GamerIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 AndersonIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 GovindjiIl y a 4 jours
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid SofaIl y a 4 jours
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    Blu ScoutBlu ScoutIl y a 4 jours
  • You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    petmensanpetmensanIl y a 4 jours
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob LeeIl y a 4 jours
    • 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 euuytIl y a jour
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer WhiteIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 MaeIl y a 4 jours
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe DominatorIl y a 4 jours
  • 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.

    ButterBallButterBallIl y a 5 jours
  • 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 ManIl y a 5 jours
  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

    Tony TottenTony TottenIl y a 5 jours
  • Nope

    Dixon TiconderogaDixon TiconderogaIl y a 5 jours
  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

    Ham MoHam MoIl y a 5 jours
  • 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 PoliceIl y a 5 jours
  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

    Rambling RobRambling RobIl y a 5 jours
  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

    NostrodumbassNostrodumbassIl y a 5 jours
  • Ya...no

    Paid TouristPaid TouristIl y a 5 jours
  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

    Sidharth SreeramSidharth SreeramIl y a 5 jours