Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine 

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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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3. mai. 2021





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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Måned siden
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...!)
Thomas Dickson
Thomas Dickson 17 dager siden
@BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a NOsections video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome 21 dag siden
Fusion Online
Fusion Online 23 dager siden
Braydon Williams
Braydon Williams 24 dager siden
Bvvv me vß
TrustGoat 24 dager siden
You didn’t fall 😒
Rufs 2 timer siden
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.
Stephen Ford
Stephen Ford 20 timer siden
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 ...
Charmaine Eng
Charmaine Eng Dag siden
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.
Mothman 2 dager siden
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.
7B_26_Tyrant Qiu
7B_26_Tyrant Qiu 3 dager siden
I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack
John Powell
John Powell 3 dager siden
1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.
Outworld Studios
Outworld Studios 4 dager siden
We're lucky those ropes didn't break, otherwise Earth might have been destroyed by the impact of his massive balls.
Maggie Kandace
Maggie Kandace 4 dager siden
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Vincent Harris
Vincent Harris 5 dager siden
Luis Enriquez
Luis Enriquez 5 dager siden
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Noah Stolar
Noah Stolar 5 dager siden
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
Ponk 5 dager siden
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!
wing tips
wing tips 6 dager siden
i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad
Jack Nasty
Jack Nasty 7 dager siden
I’m Nauseous just watching this
Catur lifelive
Catur lifelive 7 dager siden
thank you for sharing this information, i love it
carl joh
carl joh 9 dager siden
Nopitty nope nope nope!
Devan Key
Devan Key 9 dager siden
...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious
Shang Tsung
Shang Tsung 9 dager siden
why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf
spikester 9 dager siden
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.
Luz Reese
Luz Reese 9 dager siden
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rson 10 dager siden
should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.
Google Account
Google Account 10 dager siden
That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!
Jure Klemenčič
Jure Klemenčič 10 dager siden
literally a dream job
Absolutely Average
Absolutely Average 10 dager siden
“It’s ok, I got two wires I’m on two wires. I got two wires I got two wires”. Ba-dum-Tsch!
Warren Cross
Warren Cross 10 dager siden
The tacky glass randomly bury because rub formerly rush around a testy box. mindless, nondescript bass
Sourin Basu
Sourin Basu 10 dager siden
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 😵
Azrael Hex
Azrael Hex 11 dager siden
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
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones 11 dager siden
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
Cale Phillips
Cale Phillips 11 dager siden
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.
TrutH HurTz*916
TrutH HurTz*916 11 dager siden
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
TheOpacue 11 dager siden
1:20 how'd you film that?
Ahanaf Muttaki
Ahanaf Muttaki 12 dager siden
"....in my opinion"
Robert Gutheridge
Robert Gutheridge 12 dager siden
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
Nicholas 12 dager siden
reading the title I expected a parachute
ItsButterz 12 dager siden
I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)
Richard Nightcore
Richard Nightcore 12 dager siden
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
VillaT 12 dager siden
I would have to be passed out until I got the bottom. My fear of heights wouldn’t let me do this!
Patrick Armstrong
Patrick Armstrong 12 dager siden
Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.
Hello 13 dager siden
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo 13 dager siden
One of the most uncomfortable videos I’ve seen yet. My skin is still crawling and I still have a sick stomach.
Sawyer Ramos
Sawyer Ramos 13 dager siden
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....
Justin Crumpton
Justin Crumpton 14 dager siden
My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......
23hublock1 14 dager siden
Keep that!
Harry Schaefer
Harry Schaefer 14 dager siden
Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.
Lucid Ferret
Lucid Ferret 14 dager siden
2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?
DextaMartijn 14 dager siden
That looked like fun
Kapish patel
Kapish patel 15 dager siden
How are you not scared howw
Invincibletro 15 dager siden
My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.
Landie Man
Landie Man 15 dager siden
That looks a lot higher than 150ft!
Eard Garcia
Eard Garcia 15 dager siden
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A&A Britten
A&A Britten 15 dager siden
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.
Mistah King
Mistah King 16 dager siden
That made my hands sweaty just watching the video
nesh dez
nesh dez 16 dager siden
What a thrill....
Beat Saber Player
Beat Saber Player 16 dager siden
3:03 anyone else see the box glich?
Jorge 16 dager siden
🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮
Tommy B
Tommy B 17 dager siden
As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend
Emily Dunlap
Emily Dunlap 17 dager siden
6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders
Jim C
Jim C 17 dager siden
I'd need to be unconscious to do that
Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel 17 dager siden
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chrismar29 17 dager siden
I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands
Eddie Arcega
Eddie Arcega 18 dager siden
It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades
Claribel Penick
Claribel Penick 18 dager siden
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LAF filmfest
LAF filmfest 18 dager siden
Thats wild!!!
Oliver McKay
Oliver McKay 18 dager siden
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armybeef68 18 dager siden
1:00 Why don't you intentionally fall and show us how it works? Scared? 2:03 Ignorance knows no bounds.
June's Outside Contact
June's Outside Contact 18 dager siden
NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.
Arizona Driver
Arizona Driver 18 dager siden
Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!
Québécois Foie Gras
Québécois Foie Gras 18 dager siden
Why do British find boring things exciting
Aquarius 19 dager siden
4:29 *_s n i p_*
Pandora TheClay
Pandora TheClay 19 dager siden
Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it
mark m
mark m 19 dager siden
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🤮🤣
David G
David G 19 dager siden
that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google
Drew Lovelyhell
Drew Lovelyhell 19 dager siden
It's like being inside a spaceship!
YouTube-Kanal 19 dager siden
If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.
TheSeventhChild 19 dager siden
In the more than a decade of this channel I had to wonder if Tom had somehow managed to never abseil before.
Rain Gaming278
Rain Gaming278 20 dager siden
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
jason ford
jason ford 20 dager siden
Cool stuff
shadowofthecandle 20 dager siden
Is no one talking about Tom's helmet's googly eyes??
Roselle Mariah
Roselle Mariah 20 dager siden
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Rimuru Fempist
Rimuru Fempist 20 dager siden
By the title I thought I stole like broke into a wind turbine and went to steal the emergency exit
Nikolas lima
Nikolas lima 20 dager siden
This gave me a unhealthy amount of anxiety
PDB's studios
PDB's studios 20 dager siden
thats a new turbine
KevDaGamer 20 dager siden
Ive got 2 wires on me, I've got 2 wires on me, I've got 1 wire on me.. WAIT WHAT! 🤣😁
Mark Allen
Mark Allen 21 dag siden
Shocked by this. Personally always thought the "emergency exit" was the Express, if you catch my drift
QuantumRads 21 dag siden
What if the break system fails and doesn't prevent him from going down slowly.
Raul McCai
Raul McCai 21 dag siden
Inertia driven, I'd have to take one apart before I d could trust it.
KC Smooth
KC Smooth 21 dag siden
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.
nocalsteve 21 dag siden
Me: I’ve ONLY got two wires on me!
Anatolij86 21 dag siden
Honestly, the most amazing thing about this is there ain't a single cloud in that British sky.
Michael Penner
Michael Penner 21 dag siden
No way Jose
Tony Flies
Tony Flies 21 dag siden
I want a Tom Scott "I've Got 2 Wires On Me" t-shirt.
Greg Gonzalez
Greg Gonzalez 21 dag siden
What if there is a fire that breaks out? With that slow decent wouldn't the rope burn and snap before you're down?
Mbot02 21 dag siden
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JunkDragonfly74 21 dag siden
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 ?
Michael Mashburn
Michael Mashburn 22 dager siden
marein 22 dager siden
is that in holand
Ryan Lowry
Ryan Lowry 22 dager siden
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.
omaiow 22 dager siden
I’m disappointed that Tom didn’t record his full climb over snake eater
Oy Henry
Oy Henry 22 dager siden
Amazing just amazing 👏 and where can i get one of these Dyson fans? Would this machinery fit in the average New York living room 🤔?
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