Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

2021/05/ 3
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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 Scott9 أيام قبل
    • @Kalel Alex Yea, been using Flixzone for months myself =)

      Dean AngeloDean Angelo13 ساعات قبل
    • A tip: watch movies at Flixzone. Me and my gf have been using them for watching lots of of movies during the lockdown.

      Kalel AlexKalel Alex13 ساعات قبل
    • Asoo

      ossousossousأيام قبل
    • Why can i only see half of your hand in 5:03 ? Is it because of the selfie stick?

      Matthijs SchrijversMatthijs Schrijversأيام قبل
    • @Aidan Pryde oh ,thanks

      Isaac StarlingIsaac Starling2 أيام قبل
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    BluedberryBluedberry3 ساعات قبل
  • There be googly eyes on his helmet

    David SchaeferDavid Schaefer3 ساعات قبل
  • Bravo, good video! From Canada

    andrew100zandrew100z4 ساعات قبل
  • I got stressed out watching this video

    Polat AlemdarPolat Alemdar4 ساعات قبل
  • this just activated my claustrophobia

    SnorefestSnorefest5 ساعات قبل
  • The fire service would climb this.

    razerbazrazerbaz5 ساعات قبل
  • My hands and feet started sweating watching his descent.

    PreEnabledPreEnabled6 ساعات قبل
  • I'm a strong, *_strong_* advocate for nuclear energy due to it being clean and safe (despite what many may be lead to believe due to a certain... erm, soviet incident... not like the soviets are exactly who we should be turning to for the concept of quality and safety standards) but my god, this looks so cool! I'd love to work on these things!

    KroneYTKroneYT7 ساعات قبل
  • For some reason it never occurred to me that Wind Turbines had doors and had interiors. I thought they were maintained from the outside.

    Alex HarrisAlex Harris8 ساعات قبل
  • when you started going off the edge i got so much anxiety

    OpacityOpacity8 ساعات قبل
  • That emergency exit is safer than fire escape ladders.

    Ninja Nerd Student #69Ninja Nerd Student #698 ساعات قبل
  • I worked on water towers but the wind turbines you're on are a lot taller. I would love to climb it just to see the view. Seems like a mile hi. WOW!!

    Robert CraigRobert Craig8 ساعات قبل
  • Great when the wind blows 🤣 we'll have to sit in the dark when it doesn't 🙄

    Robert DayRobert Day9 ساعات قبل
  • this video reminds me of that one photo of 2 engineers hugging eachother on a burning turbine and now am sad :(

    Chocolate BeansChocolate Beans9 ساعات قبل
  • Standing on top of a wind turbine is safer than standing on a 6ft ladder? Tell that to the 2 men who were photographed shortly before they died while trapped on top of a turbine with the way down blocked because of fire! No thanks, I'll take my chances with the 6ft ladder!

    popperbitspopperbits10 ساعات قبل
  • Why is your selfie pole edited out of the video as you descend?

    Wearisome NomadWearisome Nomad10 ساعات قبل
  • clearly didn't have one in that video of the two dudes clinging on for dear life on top of one which was on fire.

    sirchicken foodsirchicken food11 ساعات قبل
  • Funny how the selfie stick was removed (it also removed part of your hand making it look weird), but you could still see the shadow.

    TheSackeseTheSackese11 ساعات قبل
  • Pov this channel was in your recommended

    Vex2K4Vex2K412 ساعات قبل
  • Love that green exit signal in the wall, very funny!

    Meu Canto GamesMeu Canto Games12 ساعات قبل
  • The most mind blowing thing here is that invisible selfie stick.

    Zach PZach P12 ساعات قبل
  • Can't help but think of that video with the two repairmen stuck on the burning turbine

    d1ckyj0nesd1ckyj0nes13 ساعات قبل
  • You remember those two guys who burnt to death one jumped on the windmill

    Hexus MexusHexus Mexus14 ساعات قبل
  • by then.

    mikin liroumikin lirou14 ساعات قبل
  • The 360 camera was a great tool for this video amazing

    • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

      mikin liroumikin lirou14 ساعات قبل
  • Me with vertigo: wow nice

    ABAlphaBetaABAlphaBeta15 ساعات قبل
  • When I went up a wind turbine as a teenager there where no ropes or safety, we just had gloves to not slip that easy. Also it was a lot wider and higher, I remember how scary it was hanging on a ladder 30m over a steel plate.

    IsmalithIsmalith15 ساعات قبل
  • Cameraman: I am light years ahead

    aspireaspire15 ساعات قبل
  • i really wanna rappel down that

    Walter WaltersonWalter Walterson15 ساعات قبل
  • No. That’s scary AF!

    George GildenhuysGeorge Gildenhuys16 ساعات قبل
  • My.Hands.Are.Sweating.Profusely

    unbreakable footageunbreakable footage18 ساعات قبل
  • Why not stairs? Stairs are more safer, You can even add barriers to them, Theres so much space in it!

    Roblox PlayerRoblox Player18 ساعات قبل
  • Any OnlyConnectFans here?

    Kombi 88Kombi 8818 ساعات قبل
  • How did the cameramen record the descent? By drone?

    boulderbash19700209boulderbash1970020918 ساعات قبل
  • Sitting here with a thought. Are you brave or stupid? Personally, I hate heights, so it was hard to watch the video.

    Daniel SchwitzkyDaniel Schwitzky19 ساعات قبل
  • ᴵᶠ ᵃⁿʸᵒⁿᵉ ˢᵉᵉ ᵐʸ ˢᵐᵃˡˡ ᵗᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉⁿᵗ ᵗʰᵉⁿ ʰᵉˡᵖ ᵐᵉ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᶜʰ 100 ˢᵘᵇˢᶜʳᶦᵇᵉʳˢ ᶦⁿ ¹ ᵈᵃʸ.

    Speedy Wheels pakSpeedy Wheels pak19 ساعات قبل
  • dangit I thought they were using a magnetic brake

    Harry MuHarry Mu19 ساعات قبل
  • Tom's just experiencing everything with a ARworlds channel as a cover

    Sharp XenonSharp Xenon20 ساعات قبل
  • If I wasn't unconscious during the emergency descent, I would be before I reached the ground.

    Appalachian WandererAppalachian Wanderer21 ساعات قبل
  • That's a fancy prusic hitch ... how much that set you back ?

    S MaksymivS Maksymiv22 ساعات قبل
  • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

    Wv44Wv4422 ساعات قبل
  • Honestly. The transition from stading upright to perpendicular to the wall is the scariest part. Once harness system is taut and your legs are parallel it's suddenly fun again.

    Lea KLea K23 ساعات قبل
  • If I was you, I'd be I'd be like "I'm gonna die"

    mohammad rezamohammad rezaأيام قبل
  • Can you imagine passing out, then someone yeets you out the emergency exit just for you to wake up on the way down

    shani yanshani yanأيام قبل
  • I could definitely feel something tightening up as got out on top of the turbine...

    CarnbyarstCarnbyarstأيام قبل
    • Next Episode... NASA: Tom, you want to go on a trip to the ISS? Tom: Only if I can do a space walk.

      shani yanshani yanأيام قبل
  • Hands literally pissing.... anyone else?

    carloshpbrcarloshpbrأيام قبل
  • i suddenly would be okay to work on turbines

    FloatingToa5tFloatingToa5tأيام قبل
  • So the emergency escape system is a RAT with a double rope abseil system who conveniently happens to be there the day you need an escape? Even though the guy said the emergency escape system is an inertia real descender? Also, in the UK, a HART, SORT, mountain rescue, or SAR Helicopter can and do rescue injured personnel from a turbine, including offshore turbine installations

    Beam TradingBeam Tradingأيام قبل
  • This video proves how unpractical and inefficient wind turbines are. Each turbine requires 15 years of uninterrupted running in order to offset the carbon emissions required to produce said wind turbine but that is seldom the case, they will last 7-8 years at best. Wind turbines constantly break, require constant maintenance, repair, and replacement parts where it's not even viable to keep making them until they can actually run for the 15 years necessary.

    madera648madera648أيام قبل
  • Nope!

    Steve KratzSteve Kratzأيام قبل
  • Should have had this in The Netherlands. Two young men died when the wind turbine caught fire while they were on top. They had the choice. Try to descend the ladder and burn in the flames or jump off from the top and hope you make it. One jumped but did not make it. The other, who was a 21 year old mechanic, tried the ladder and died in the flames. It was a sad day

    Dutchie MDutchie Mأيام قبل
  • 4:12 Tom Scott defusing a bomb

    Hari MistryHari Mistryأيام قبل
  • Very interesting 👌

    Bernard HodgsonBernard Hodgsonأيام قبل
  • Gone are the days of men will balls like Fred Dibnah. I Must admit having done absailing myself that would have been quite nerve racking.

    Ben CrawshawBen Crawshawأيام قبل
  • Stepping off the edge is the scary part of any abseil. Once you get your legs free and you can still feel you have weigh, especially around where the ropes fasten to your harness, it becomes fun. But how I hate those few seconds going over the edge...

    True RiverTrue Riverأيام قبل

    Tony MontanaTony Montanaأيام قبل
  • They need it! Windmill maintenance has the highest death rate out of all the energy sources. More people have died, in the last decade in the UK alone, then all of nuclear energy production in history!

    DeliriousIntentionsDeliriousIntentionsأيام قبل
  • Used to work for these guys, the views from the top was one of the best parts of the job.

    nikolait5nikolait5أيام قبل
  • Also emergency pants change when you reach the ground

    derek876544derek876544أيام قبل
  • I didnt even make it to the outside shots before I couldn't watch any more, fear of heights x,x

    NovaProspekt1337NovaProspekt1337أيام قبل
  • Next Episode... NASA: Tom, you want to go on a trip to the ISS? Tom: Only if I can do a space walk.

    freggofreggoأيام قبل
  • *sweaty palms intensifies*

    Lapiz LazuliLapiz Lazuliأيام قبل
  • ..and this is why I am not a youtuber :) My heart stopped just watching this.

    Andrew NAndrew Nأيام قبل
  • We manufacture these emergency descent systems here in India for a German company, and gets installed in all these wind turbines. It’s got an internal gearing and brake system which works on centripetal force and slows you down if you go faster than a set velocity. Quite clever little mechanism, but has to be made precisely, somebody’s life depends on it. Happy to see this video!

    Gautham RamGautham Ramأيام قبل
    • P. S there is also a high speed electric chain hoist in the nacelle of the wind turbine which is used to lift and lower tools and equipment. We also manufacture the chain hoist for many wind turbine OEMs, also for EWT :)

      Gautham RamGautham Ram22 ساعات قبل
  • You should at least train with it more just because it’s the last resort does not mean it shouldn’t be practiced

    TempVoTempVoأيام قبل
  • You don’t train with it often because ideally you shouldn’t need it!? Sorry but that’s a real piss poor excuse for not training on something that could save your life. Buildings have fire drills every 6 months but I can’t even remember the last time I heard of a building needing to actually be evacuated because of a fire.

    Doc HollidayDoc Hollidayأيام قبل
  • 🤩🤩🤩🤩

    Stephen MaherStephen Maherأيام قبل
  • I wish I could jump too, with the safety equipment of course 😁

    Sherlyn FernandesSherlyn Fernandesأيام قبل
  • Sad thing about this is a lot of people will just never realise just how imppossibly hard it is to just step off the top of that and absail down. Respect!!

    cqvio dolicqvio doliأيام قبل
  • I illegally climb cranes, i dont wanna work construction but this seems cool af

    T H O N K I N G I N T E N S I F I E ST H O N K I N G I N T E N S I F I E Sأيام قبل
    • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

      cqvio dolicqvio doliأيام قبل
  • ooo i wonder how the fans have mysteriously broken themselves today up i gooooo

    John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Johnstar IVJohn Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Johnstar IVأيام قبل
  • The thumbnail reminded me of the two young engineers that died in a wind turbine fire a few years back :(

    JonathanJonathanأيام قبل
  • Lets just say it... Any safety is good stuff

    Bassfear_Bassfear_أيام قبل
  • that was AWESOME

    A GuyA Guyأيام قبل
  • "Look at that view!" *boring brown muddy grass fields below*

    IonaIonaأيام قبل
  • If only they had an emergency exit for those two engineers who were stuck up a turbine during a fire, where one jumped for it and the other burned.

    Gabriel TobingGabriel Tobingأيام قبل
  • Corona virus didn't work now they are throwing rockets at us

    Raymond JohnstonRaymond Johnstonأيام قبل
  • 随着22届世界法轮大法日在即,马萨诸塞州参议院和众议院发表官方引用其祝贺新英格兰法轮大法协会。 马萨诸塞州参议院的引文 参议院引用承认“法轮大法社区的弹性在逆境和承诺,以真,善,忍的原则的,在22之际届世界法轮大法日的周年纪念日。 麻省众议院引文 众议院引文中写道:“马萨诸塞州众议院对马萨诸塞州的法轮大法协会表示最诚挚的祝贺,以庆祝法轮大法日的庆祝活动。全体成员致以最良好的祝愿,并表

    tyuhf sdftvhutyuhf sdftvhuأيام قبل
  • 4:13 OH HELL NO!!

    Mr. BlueMr. Blueأيام قبل
  • Wouldn’t get me up there if you welded me to the ladder

    Oenomaus left eyeOenomaus left eyeأيام قبل
  • Interesting video beats sitting in front of a computer screen all day

    Aloysius FlarteyAloysius Flarteyأيام قبل
  • Once again living vicariously through Tom Scott

    RantKidRantKidأيام قبل
  • No wind blowing. Thank God for that.

    Abdul WasehAbdul Wasehأيام قبل
  • Wow, kudos for doing that Tom

    unapalomablancunapalomablancأيام قبل
  • I'd faint just thinking I gotta go down the outside

    george bensongeorge bensonأيام قبل
  • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

    Aku Aku BlackAku Aku Blackأيام قبل
  • Hailo!

    Bimon1234567Bimon1234567أيام قبل
  • Okay, but everything about this is legit so cool

    Jast MallatJast Mallatأيام قبل
  • Iv seen the video of the fire and i dont think they made it y didnt they have one of these

    NewwavepressureNewwavepressureأيام قبل
  • I’m sure they have procedures they are following, but those belay knots scare the crap out of me. You do a double 8 and a safety for absolutely foolproof visual confirmation that a knot is sound.

    LloydLloydأيام قبل
  • ok yep that is one job that i could never do

    Trey TTrey Tأيام قبل
  • i find it nice that people ask if you’d like to check out their stuff and you saying yes to it

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnrأيام قبل
  • So... what’s the procedure if you’re on the top with no way down and a fire is going on inside the turbine? Well besides jumping to your death.

    Braindoner101Braindoner101أيام قبل
    • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnrأيام قبل
  • I just realised that the thumbnail of this tom scott video uses a red circle!!11! however, it was done wrong! the red circle isn't supposed to actually point something out 😂

    Henninger HenningstoneHenninger Henningstoneأيام قبل
  • the thing looks like a side ways ceiling fan on a stand

    Joshua FergusonJoshua Fergusonأيام قبل
  • Nice like / dislike ratio!

    Olli KärkkäinenOlli Kärkkäinenأيام قبل
  • I was up some 16ft ladders, my latest vid baby steps, now I think they were just ant steps, cheese n spice that's high. and a shed load of nopes from me!

    The kilted gardener!The kilted gardener!أيام قبل
  • Damn you have balls out of steel bro 😂 high respect 👍👍

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  • O M G not something I would want to do

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