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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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Uukausi sitten
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...!)
Rex Scottorum
Rex Scottorum Päivä sitten
Im a wind turbine technician for Senvion turbines and I love my job
Thomas Dickson
Thomas Dickson 28 päivää sitten
@BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a FIplace video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome Uukausi sitten
Fusion Online
Fusion Online Uukausi sitten
Braydon Williams
Braydon Williams Uukausi sitten
Bvvv me vß
tx68 23 tuntia sitten
What make of turbine is that??
IgorRyltsev Päivä sitten
If you didn't have a heart attack, use the emergency exit to get one.
FatiTank Eris
FatiTank Eris Päivä sitten
Good one!
Tino Rivas
Tino Rivas Päivä sitten
Turbines don't work.
Kate Serna
Kate Serna Päivä sitten
Love the googly eyes on the helmet!
Ahmed Yassin
Ahmed Yassin Päivä sitten
How did you not just piss your self !!!! jeeee this is way too scary !!!!
iLEZtube Päivä sitten
That was really brave!
Mal Thomas
Mal Thomas 2 päivää sitten
are they using a fisherman's bend to tie the rope on to you? not a figure nine? or eight? I I would not use that rig..
Sam Schellhase
Sam Schellhase 2 päivää sitten
That fall arrest system when you’re climbing up it sounds similar to auto-belay systems in indoor rock climbing
Camera 2 päivää sitten
500kw for something that takes about 4 or more balsa trees to make. Great for the environment! I hate wind turbines. Their ugly, inefficient, and make getting balsa for hobby projects hard. Over the past couple years balsa prices have QUADRUPLED.
Kaji chuu
Kaji chuu 2 päivää sitten
i would be scared shitless! D: holy balls this is no Bueno
chuuk 3 päivää sitten
Pity the two young men on the Piet de Wit turbine who were burnt to death in 2013 did not have one of these.
Finnish dude
Finnish dude 3 päivää sitten
50m? The ones here around are closer to 300m.
M R 3 päivää sitten
No way would I have done that tbf... Tom was really like "think of the ad revenue, think of the ad revenue. Think of the ad revenue."
sanjuansteve 3 päivää sitten
I think they should also carry a max velocity centrifugal clutch device so they could ride it down the ladder's safety cable without triggering the anti-fall device.
daniielo mayer
daniielo mayer 5 päivää sitten
Paracaidas? Por que murieron los 2 que uno se aventó y el otro por el pánico de quemarce? Deberían de darles paracaídas en caso de emergencia
Joe Worden
Joe Worden 6 päivää sitten
Fine Job! I couldn't rappel down the side. Then again I could climb up the inside either. Nice to see how things work in the real world.
Flies2FLL 8 päivää sitten
You literally could not pay me enough to work on one of those things!
CASUAL OBSERVER 8 päivää sitten
That fall catching slider is based from the same principle of a sprag in an automatic transmission. It will allow a shaft to turn only in one direction.
Jaime Coburn
Jaime Coburn 8 päivää sitten
You can have that.
Javier Torres
Javier Torres 9 päivää sitten
I often wonder how many dead birds are at the bottom of those things. Bird strikes are constant in some areas.
Alexeut 9 päivää sitten
4:26 - "Happy?" ... "Happy!" > X DOUBT But I'm right there with you... figuratively... thankfully. That shit's terrifying for any well adjusted person.
Irfan Muammar
Irfan Muammar 10 päivää sitten
Can they fit a slide spiraling from the top instead? seems fun.
Rufs 11 päivää sitten
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 11 päivää sitten
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 12 päivää sitten
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 13 päivää sitten
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 14 päivää sitten
I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack
John Powell
John Powell 14 päivää sitten
1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.
Outworld Studios
Outworld Studios 15 päivää sitten
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 15 päivää sitten
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Vincent Harris
Vincent Harris 16 päivää sitten
Luis Enriquez
Luis Enriquez 16 päivää sitten
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Noah Stolar
Noah Stolar 16 päivää sitten
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 17 päivää sitten
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 17 päivää sitten
i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad
Jack Nasty
Jack Nasty 18 päivää sitten
I’m Nauseous just watching this
Catur lifelive
Catur lifelive 18 päivää sitten
thank you for sharing this information, i love it
carl joh
carl joh 20 päivää sitten
Nopitty nope nope nope!
Devan Key
Devan Key 20 päivää sitten
...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious
Shang Tsung
Shang Tsung 20 päivää sitten
why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf
spikester 20 päivää sitten
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 21 päivä sitten
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rson 21 päivä sitten
should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.
Google Account
Google Account 21 päivä sitten
That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!
Jure Klemenčič
Jure Klemenčič 21 päivä sitten
literally a dream job
Absolutely Average
Absolutely Average 21 päivä sitten
“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 21 päivä sitten
The tacky glass randomly bury because rub formerly rush around a testy box. mindless, nondescript bass
Sourin Basu
Sourin Basu 21 päivä sitten
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 22 päivää sitten
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 22 päivää sitten
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 22 päivää sitten
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 22 päivää sitten
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 23 päivää sitten
1:20 how'd you film that?
Ahanaf Muttaki
Ahanaf Muttaki 23 päivää sitten
"....in my opinion"
Robert Gutheridge
Robert Gutheridge 23 päivää sitten
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 23 päivää sitten
reading the title I expected a parachute
ItsButterz 23 päivää sitten
I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)
Richard Nightcore
Richard Nightcore 23 päivää sitten
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 23 päivää sitten
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 23 päivää sitten
Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.
Hello 24 päivää sitten
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo 24 päivää sitten
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 25 päivää sitten
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 25 päivää sitten
My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......
23hublock1 25 päivää sitten
Keep that!
Harry Schaefer
Harry Schaefer 25 päivää sitten
Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.
Lucid Ferret
Lucid Ferret 25 päivää sitten
2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?
DextaMartijn 25 päivää sitten
That looked like fun
Kapish patel
Kapish patel 26 päivää sitten
How are you not scared howw
Invincibletro 26 päivää sitten
My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.
Landie Man
Landie Man 26 päivää sitten
That looks a lot higher than 150ft!
Eard Garcia
Eard Garcia 26 päivää sitten
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A&A Britten
A&A Britten 26 päivää sitten
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 27 päivää sitten
That made my hands sweaty just watching the video
nesh dez
nesh dez 27 päivää sitten
What a thrill....
Beat Saber Player
Beat Saber Player 27 päivää sitten
3:03 anyone else see the box glich?
Jorge 27 päivää sitten
🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮
Tommy B
Tommy B 28 päivää sitten
As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend
Emily Dunlap
Emily Dunlap 28 päivää sitten
6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders
Jim C
Jim C 28 päivää sitten
I'd need to be unconscious to do that
Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel 28 päivää sitten
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MALTA 28 päivää sitten
I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands
Eddie Arcega
Eddie Arcega 29 päivää sitten
It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades
Claribel Penick
Claribel Penick 29 päivää sitten
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LAF filmfest
LAF filmfest 29 päivää sitten
Thats wild!!!
Oliver McKay
Oliver McKay 29 päivää sitten
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armybeef68 29 päivää sitten
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 29 päivää sitten
NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.
Arizona Driver
Arizona Driver 29 päivää sitten
Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!
Québécois Foie Gras
Québécois Foie Gras 29 päivää sitten
Why do British find boring things exciting
Aquarius Uukausi sitten
4:29 *_s n i p_*
Pandora TheClay
Pandora TheClay Uukausi sitten
Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it
mark m
mark m Uukausi sitten
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 Uukausi sitten
that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google
Drew Lovelyhell
Drew Lovelyhell Uukausi sitten
It's like being inside a spaceship!
YouTube-Kanal Uukausi sitten
If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.
TheSeventhChild Uukausi sitten
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 Uukausi sitten
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 Uukausi sitten
Cool stuff
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