Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 mai. 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/
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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 ScottAcum 11 Zile
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut HamerAcum 7 ore

      Victor GrafVictor GrafAcum o Zi
    • Yes but being 50 meters up is far more scary than 6 foot up!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Acum 2 Zile
    • @AcogR6 what did kings of kings say

      PafPafAcum 2 Zile
    • @Kalel Alex Yea, been using Flixzone for months myself =)

      Dean AngeloDean AngeloAcum 2 Zile
  • I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

    AscertivusAscertivusAcum 2 ore
  • when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone

    GAMED 21GAMED 21Acum 2 ore
  • i would be so scared

    over 9061over 9061Acum 2 ore
  • I hold a class 1 Medical License for aviation. I wonder how different mine are to theirs.

    Evan SnyderEvan SnyderAcum 3 ore
  • You can go in them?

    TheMeow_YTTheMeow_YTAcum 4 ore
  • I would be rappelling down, much quicker. should try climbing northern Ontario fire towers. some up to 400' high, with ladders exposed to the environment. fun on a windy day...

    stevespyderstevespyderAcum 6 ore
  • can i- please do this?

    Hanna MariaHanna MariaAcum 7 ore
  • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

    Teut HamerTeut HamerAcum 7 ore
  • I'm a big fan of this video

    Polywant AcrackerPolywant AcrackerAcum 8 ore
  • wow, that was some advanced green screen.

    BbombBbombAcum 9 ore
  • Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

    Shx & MixShx & MixAcum 10 ore
  • Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down

    Borat SagdiyevBorat SagdiyevAcum 10 ore
  • I would be out.... passed out as soon as I got to the top.

    ACoustaDCACoustaDCAcum 11 ore
  • Wempt

    Broda YodaBroda YodaAcum 11 ore
  • I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

    gary busey experiencegary busey experienceAcum 13 ore
  • Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    Melvin MuddfuckleMelvin MuddfuckleAcum 14 ore
    • Meanwhile Fred Dibnah would have gone up the outide with his own ladders and no ropes and only a flatcap and a packet of woodbines for protection

      hen kohen koAcum 13 ore
  • What a thrill...

    Pointy MorperPointy MorperAcum 14 ore
  • Neoliberal jackass propaganda

    Ralph MalphRalph MalphAcum 14 ore
  • You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow

    Bob MarleyBob MarleyAcum 14 ore
  • "I've got two wires on me,I've got 2 wires on me":)

    kirk Shottonkirk ShottonAcum 15 ore
  • why i hate wind turbines..they cannot replace oil and gas as a power source because they do not generate enough power....they are massive machines that require a ton of fossil fuel just to manufacture, install, and maintain. They fill the landscape and when they e are are turning they have a huge effect on birds. ITS BEYOND STUPID TO THINK THAT WIND POWER IS THE ANSWER

    WoodapeWoodapeAcum 15 ore
  • Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.

    Unkwn UserUnkwn UserAcum 15 ore
  • Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

    ListenListenAcum 16 ore
  • The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

    Tania ThornTania ThornAcum 17 ore
  • So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?

    S10rm TrooperS10rm TrooperAcum 17 ore
  • These monstrosities have to be manufactured and hauled by huge trucks into place and after about ten years they fail and must be hauled away again and the net savings on CO2 are probably NEGATIVE and on top of that they kill birds by the millions and turn the great open plains into Robot Land.

    poetcomic1poetcomic1Acum 18 ore
  • *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

    NesyNesyAcum 18 ore
  • you need to have a lot of faith in the coworkers who are lowering you down! a bungee would be more fun!

    Richard ERichard EAcum 18 ore
  • Speak English

    Mike JWMike JWAcum 18 ore
  • Gotta love the flat view.

    timothy baxtimothy baxAcum 18 ore
  • Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

    gotnoshoes99gotnoshoes99Acum 19 ore
  • Meanwhile Fred Dibnah would have gone up the outide with his own ladders and no ropes and only a flatcap and a packet of woodbines for protection

    Bigyeti TechnologiesBigyeti TechnologiesAcum 19 ore
  • Can’t stop watching

    Logan does stuffLogan does stuffAcum 19 ore
  • i would want a parachute

    Swe3etsSwe3etsAcum 21 oră
  • One thing for sure turbines will never leave a carbon footprint.

    Mandula AbogadaMandula AbogadaAcum o Zi
  • All I could think about is don't touch the harness, don't touch the harness, don't touch the harness, don't touch the harness, don't touch the harness, don't touch the harness, DON'T TOUCH THE HARNESS!!!

    TheBlacktomTheBlacktomAcum o Zi
  • Climbing a ladder straight up with no tea shop on the way, definitely for the fittest of us.

    Roderick CroninRoderick CroninAcum o Zi
  • i love the google eyes

    french croissantfrench croissantAcum o Zi
  • i can barely stand watching this i keep getting that heights feeling and its starting to bother me bye

    King CrocKing CrocAcum o Zi
  • Emergency: a broken ankle EMERGENCY: a broken tower

    Brian ReinhardtBrian ReinhardtAcum o Zi
  • just use a water elevator

    MoneyMuffinMoneyMuffinAcum o Zi
  • My anxiety rised so much at 4:28 😂😂😂

    BxndslolBxndslolAcum o Zi
  • Turbine height is the height of COLOSSAL TITAN😶

    ninepuchar1ninepuchar1Acum o Zi
  • Awesome!!

    neenmachneenmachAcum o Zi
  • There are indeed many many dangerous situations in this industry. And never climb on a ladder with a other guy unless it has to be that way AND there is closed hatch between the two. Never unhook someone else if you don't really have to ( for several reasons).

    Gallardo6669Gallardo6669Acum o Zi
  • Assuming someone is incapacitated enough to require being lowered, the placement of the emergency exit, being up a ladder seems impractical. I will never have to worry about that. As I wouldnt go up one of these if there was a bag of cash at the top.

    goalie2998goalie2998Acum o Zi
  • welcome to the sweaty hand club, come in, we got drinks

    Shane FlettShane FlettAcum o Zi
  • I hate when he's at the top you can see the entire thing move

    HappyCrying CatHappyCrying CatAcum o Zi
  • amogus

    Dancing cowDancing cowAcum o Zi
  • Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

    The Kilted VeteranThe Kilted VeteranAcum o Zi
  • Ah yes, the Fight, flight, or "I've got two wires on me" response.

    CassieCassieAcum o Zi
  • I got nervous just watching you lean at the top of the turbine. Great video!

    Squeeky CleanSqueeky CleanAcum o Zi
    • Woahhhhhh!!!

      CassieCassieAcum o Zi
  • Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

    youssef le gameryoussef le gamerAcum o Zi
  • We have these beauties in Albany on the southern tip of Western Australia. They're phenomenal!

    Erin MeowErin MeowAcum o Zi
  • Tom "Two Wires" Scott

    JWPJWPAcum o Zi
  • Anybody else's legs went numb when: 4:25

    YezpahrYezpahrAcum o Zi
  • When I was in highschool 20 years ago, we visited a wind turbine as part a science project. It wasn't as high as this one, but the view from the top was just as brilliant :)

    Joerg SonnenbergerJoerg SonnenbergerAcum o Zi
  • Watching him step off was the most nervewracking thing for someone with a fear of heights

    William NapierWilliam NapierAcum o Zi
  • I wonder how long it took for people to notice the googly eyes on Tom's hard hat. 🤔

    Lina MachadoLina MachadoAcum o Zi
  • I've got two wires on me. I've got two wires on me 😂😂😂. Convincing himself 🤣

    Mohamed MubarakMohamed MubarakAcum o Zi
  • "I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me" hahahahaha love it

    SirWrenderSirWrenderAcum o Zi
  • No thanks I'm fine right here.. 😜

    Frankie ChilemanFrankie ChilemanAcum o Zi
  • "this will attach to your sternum" that doesn't sound safe and quite painful. anyone up for having their sternum ripped out of their chest? if he's talking about something else it desperately needs a new name.

    DarkShadowsX5DarkShadowsX5Acum o Zi
  • ok where do i signup for that job!

    DAGATHireDAGATHireAcum o Zi
  • I wish I had the chill energy this dude Ben has.

    KraliMishevKraliMishevAcum o Zi
  • Those googly eyes on his helmet

    BBAcum o Zi
  • Blue shirt EWT guy sounds very much like the Icelandic accent

    PrfctdrkPrfctdrkAcum o Zi
  • Woahhhhhh!!!

    FD BFD BAcum o Zi
  • The center of the turbine looks like the inside of a space station.

    John BJohn BAcum o Zi
  • You made the same kind of noises I'd make IF I were doing that.

    Public PublicPublic PublicAcum o Zi
  • Anybody know who asked?

    Lim1t3d lLim1t3d lAcum o Zi
  • I always thought there were stairs inside :( I'm so disappointed

    David Tiotic RenklDavid Tiotic RenklAcum o Zi
  • I thought they use parachute 😞

    Josua BayocaJosua BayocaAcum o Zi
  • Is the harness also redundant? Would be a pity if your two cables are fine, but a single tear in the harness would still get you falling to the ground.

    ThomasThomasAcum o Zi
  • I'm not sure if you guys could tell, But tom had 2 wires on him

    T.P.G GamingT.P.G GamingAcum o Zi
  • BIG BALLS!! 👌🏼

    SteelflexSteelflexAcum 2 Zile
  • Welldone geeza i bet that took your brain some convincing to lean back there haha

    carlowens10carlowens10Acum 2 Zile
  • i love the dude being interviewed, absolute legend

    fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhAcum 2 Zile
  • こんなもん 30年ももたんだろ

    税金で飯を食うとうまいな税金で飯を食うとうまいなAcum 2 Zile
    • this just activated my claustrophobia

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhAcum 2 Zile
  • Blooper- Turbine comes on , cables get caught and Tom goes for a ride in giant circles . BlllOOOoooOOOoooDDDyyy HHHEeeeEEEeeeEEEeeeLLL!

    Kelly CarrKelly CarrAcum 2 Zile
  • this gives me anxiety

    the.raventhe.ravenAcum 2 Zile
  • Yea, only if it were that easy!

    Danny CortezDanny CortezAcum 2 Zile
  • What is the life expectancy of a wind turbine? And how much does it cost to dismantle one? How many birds per year do they kill?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee204Acum 2 Zile
  • How much does it cost to change blades?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee204Acum 2 Zile
  • How long does it take for these wind turbines to become profitable?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee204Acum 2 Zile
  • I work in wind, in the US. I climb 80 meter towers every day, but unfortunately have never been allowed to do an external evacuation. No longer a part of our training, we use dummies for practice. Jealous!

    Jesse TonerJesse TonerAcum 2 Zile
  • This definitely has radiation right ?

  • this is one of Tom's coolest videos

    RhodesiaRhodesiaAcum 2 Zile
  • 3:47 Ok... that's as much of this as I can watch. :-}

    baylinkdashytbaylinkdashytAcum 2 Zile
  • Hey I do this every day rn haha. Our turbines are 280 feet tall tho

    Luke SitesLuke SitesAcum 2 Zile
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    BluedberryBluedberryAcum 2 Zile
    • @Runstar Homer haahahahha

      BluedberryBluedberryAcum oră
    • I nearly had a panic attack just watching

      Runstar HomerRunstar HomerAcum 10 ore
  • There be googly eyes on his helmet

    David SchaeferDavid SchaeferAcum 2 Zile
  • I got stressed out watching this video

    Polat AlemdarPolat AlemdarAcum 2 Zile
  • this just activated my claustrophobia

    SnorefestSnorefestAcum 2 Zile
  • The fire service would climb this.

    razerbazrazerbazAcum 2 Zile
  • My hands and feet started sweating watching his descent.

    PreEnabledPreEnabledAcum 2 Zile
  • 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!

    KroneYTKroneYTAcum 2 Zile
  • 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 HarrisAcum 2 Zile
  • when you started going off the edge i got so much anxiety

    OpacityOpacityAcum 2 Zile