Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 maí 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/
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 Scott16 dögum síðan
    • @Tom Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?

      MRCG MilleniumMRCG Millenium15 klukkustundum síðan
    • this video changed my life

      Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;2 dögum síðan
    • thank you sponsor eagle

      Zzzz ZzzzZzzz Zzzz2 dögum síðan
    • @Teut Hamer what

      PafPaf3 dögum síðan
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut Hamer4 dögum síðan
  • seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

    Rain ManRain Man4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?

    mazzoxmazzox6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

  • I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

    controlfreak1963controlfreak19638 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 Cain8 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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-Games8 klukkustundum síðan
  • i dont know why i expected this video to be better

    robert17robert1710 klukkustundum síðan
  • I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

    GabrielGabriel10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

    Herpes-LipHerpes-Lip11 klukkustundum síðan
  • The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner

    郭文郭文16 klukkustundum síðan
  • I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.

    h8GWBîh8GWBî17 klukkustundum síðan
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    fred lonbottomfred lonbottom19 klukkustundum síðan
  • I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise

    Dj noneDj none21 klukkustund síðan
  • The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.

    Aitor BAitor B23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Not interesting at all

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

    morphman86morphman86Degi Síðan síðan
  • Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

    LiamThmLiamThmDegi Síðan síðan
  • Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?

    wesmatronwesmatronDegi Síðan síðan
  • Garbage

    Glen DeKokerGlen DeKokerDegi Síðan síðan
  • you can make a theme park out of it

    GianlucaGianlucaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDegi Síðan síðan
  • Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?

    donnza cdonnza cDegi Síðan síðan
    • energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDegi Síðan síðan
  • Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity

    Marcelo JardonMarcelo JardonDegi Síðan síðan
  • Nope

    Buddy HendrixBuddy HendrixDegi Síðan síðan
  • I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

    Söt GråvargSöt GråvargDegi Síðan síðan
  • The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

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

    MothproofKTMothproofKTDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 MilesDegi Síðan síðan
  • i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

    13371337Degi Síðan síðan
  • "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

    L AlexanderL AlexanderDegi Síðan síðan
  • Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

    Funny ValentineFunny ValentineDegi Síðan síðan
  • "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.

    bwc1976bwc1976Degi Síðan síðan
  • Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

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

    SolidSithSolidSithDegi Síðan síðan
    • Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

      SolidSithSolidSithDegi Síðan síðan
  • You couldn't pay me enough.

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Degi Síðan síðan
  • My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

    Turbowat?Turbowat?Degi Síðan síðan
  • 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...

    macsloan58macsloan58Degi Síðan síðan
  • Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

    IliketobealoneIliketobealoneDegi Síðan síðan
    • Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Degi Síðan síðan
  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    Pilot PeegoPilot Peego2 dögum síðan
    • 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 -Degi Síðan síðan
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu2 dögum síðan
  • For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

    Mr NeilMr Neil2 dögum síðan
    • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu2 dögum síðan
  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

  • this video changed my life

    Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;2 dögum síðan
  • The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper

    Cooking ParkerCooking Parker2 dögum síðan
  • Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

    Smit ShilpatulSmit Shilpatul2 dögum síðan
  • 4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    S H NS H N2 dögum síðan
  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    Marty LynchianMarty Lynchian2 dögum síðan
  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    Kermit The FrogKermit The Frog2 dögum síðan
  • you are one brave guy xDDD

    Ashen OneAshen One2 dögum síðan
  • Too much talkie

    Ronny RonRonny Ron2 dögum síðan
  • "Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.

    Randy GRandy G2 dögum síðan
  • Even on YT heights get to me.

    Sports TraderSports Trader2 dögum síðan
  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    HellHound ActualHellHound Actual2 dögum síðan
  • absolute mad lad!

    yoobsteryoobster2 dögum síðan
  • 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 Storey3 dögum síðan
  • Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    Dr S4T4NDr S4T4N3 dögum síðan
  • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    Ethan RowlandEthan Rowland3 dögum síðan
  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    sol starsol star3 dögum síðan
    • 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 guyt3 dögum síðan
  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    Nue HoujuuNue Houjuu3 dögum síðan
  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    Robert PirlotRobert Pirlot3 dögum síðan
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassic3 dögum síðan
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    Ernests MilassErnests Milass3 dögum síðan
  • Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    L-Trizzle-12L-Trizzle-123 dögum síðan
  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renje3 dögum síðan
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross Category3 dögum síðan
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech Gamer3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Anderson3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Govindji3 dögum síðan
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid Sofa3 dögum síðan
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    Blu ScoutBlu Scout3 dögum síðan
  • You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    petmensanpetmensan3 dögum síðan
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob Lee3 dögum síðan
    • 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 euuyt3 klukkustundum síðan
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer White3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Mae3 dögum síðan
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe Dominator3 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    ButterBallButterBall3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Man3 dögum síðan
  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

    Tony TottenTony Totten3 dögum síðan
  • Nope

    Dixon TiconderogaDixon Ticonderoga3 dögum síðan
  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

    Ham MoHam Mo4 dögum síðan
  • 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 Police4 dögum síðan
  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

    Rambling RobRambling Rob4 dögum síðan
  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

    NostrodumbassNostrodumbass4 dögum síðan
  • Ya...no

    Paid TouristPaid Tourist4 dögum síðan
  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

    Sidharth SreeramSidharth Sreeram4 dögum síðan
  • Nope!!! XD

    Karen SmithKaren Smith4 dögum síðan
  • Switching it off to service it is cheating.

    Sphinx the MinxSphinx the Minx4 dögum síðan
  • 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 Mcgowan4 dögum síðan
  • 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??"....

    AMStationEngineerAMStationEngineer4 dögum síðan
  • One word "Aerones"

    Jānis GrīnvaldsJānis Grīnvalds4 dögum síðan
  • Now that was a fun trip :D.

    The Rolling TrollThe Rolling Troll4 dögum síðan
  • You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..

    SirHaugenSirHaugen4 dögum síðan
  • Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!

    Paul Revere1776Paul Revere17764 dögum síðan
  • How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?

    Izzy Ramos-GunnIzzy Ramos-Gunn4 dögum síðan
    • What if one cable break? ... The second will save you. Redundancy my friend saves lives

      chibanichibani2 dögum síðan
  • Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode

    Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp forGawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for4 dögum síðan
  • props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂

    NightOwlNightOwl4 dögum síðan
  • I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

    AscertivusAscertivus4 dögum síðan
  • when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone

    GAMED 21GAMED 214 dögum síðan