Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3. Svi 2021.
2 289 234 Pregleda

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 ScottPrije 14 dana
    • this video changed my life

      Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;Prije 10 sati
    • thank you sponsor eagle

      Zzzz ZzzzZzzz ZzzzPrije 12 sati
    • @Teut Hamer what

      PafPafPrije 2 dana
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut HamerPrije 3 dana

      Victor GrafVictor GrafPrije 3 dana
  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    Pilot PeegoPilot PeegoPrije 6 sati
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrije 7 sati
  • For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

    Mr NeilMr NeilPrije 7 sati
    • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrije 7 sati
  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

  • this video changed my life

    Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;Prije 10 sati
  • The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper

    Cooking ParkerCooking ParkerPrije 12 sati
  • Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

    Smit ShilpatulSmit ShilpatulPrije 14 sati
  • 4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    S H NS H NPrije 16 sati
  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    Marty LynchianMarty LynchianPrije 17 sati
  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    Kermit The FrogKermit The FrogPrije 19 sati
  • you are one brave guy xDDD

    Ashen OneAshen OnePrije 23 sati
  • Too much talkie

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

    Randy GRandy GPrije dan
  • Even on YT heights get to me.

    Sports TraderSports TraderPrije dan
  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    HellHound ActualHellHound ActualPrije dan
  • absolute mad lad!

    yoobsteryoobsterPrije dan
  • 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 StoreyPrije dan
  • Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    Dr S4T4NDr S4T4NPrije dan
  • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    Ethan RowlandEthan RowlandPrije dan
  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    sol starsol starPrije dan
    • 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 guytPrije dan
  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    Nue HoujuuNue HoujuuPrije dan
  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    Robert PirlotRobert PirlotPrije dan
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassicPrije dan
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

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

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

    Edgar RenjeEdgar RenjePrije dan
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross CategoryPrije dan
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech GamerPrije dan
  • 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 AndersonPrije dan
  • 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 GovindjiPrije dan
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid SofaPrije dan
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

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

    petmensanpetmensanPrije dan
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob LeePrije dan
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer WhitePrije dan
  • 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 MaePrije dan
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe DominatorPrije dan
  • 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.

    ButterBallButterBallPrije 2 dana
  • 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 ManPrije 2 dana
  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

    Tony TottenTony TottenPrije 2 dana
  • Nope

    Dixon TiconderogaDixon TiconderogaPrije 2 dana
  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

    Ham MoHam MoPrije 2 dana
  • 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 PolicePrije 2 dana
  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

    Rambling RobRambling RobPrije 2 dana
  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

    NostrodumbassNostrodumbassPrije 2 dana
  • Ya...no

    Paid TouristPaid TouristPrije 2 dana
  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

    Sidharth SreeramSidharth SreeramPrije 2 dana
  • Nope!!! XD

    Karen SmithKaren SmithPrije 2 dana
  • Switching it off to service it is cheating.

    Sphinx the MinxSphinx the MinxPrije 2 dana
  • 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 McgowanPrije 2 dana
  • 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??"....

    AMStationEngineerAMStationEngineerPrije 2 dana
  • One word "Aerones"

    Jānis GrīnvaldsJānis GrīnvaldsPrije 2 dana
  • Now that was a fun trip :D.

    The Rolling TrollThe Rolling TrollPrije 2 dana
  • You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..

    SirHaugenSirHaugenPrije 2 dana
  • Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!

    Paul Revere1776Paul Revere1776Prije 2 dana
  • How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?

    Izzy Ramos-GunnIzzy Ramos-GunnPrije 2 dana
    • What if one cable break? ... The second will save you. Redundancy my friend saves lives

      chibanichibaniPrije dan
  • Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode

    Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp forGawr Gura is the only one i shrimp forPrije 2 dana
  • props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂

    NightOwlNightOwlPrije 2 dana
  • I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

    AscertivusAscertivusPrije 2 dana
  • when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone

    GAMED 21GAMED 21Prije 2 dana
  • i would be so scared

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

    Evan SnyderEvan SnyderPrije 2 dana
  • You can go in them?

    TheMeow_YTTheMeow_YTPrije 2 dana
  • 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...

    stevespyderstevespyderPrije 3 dana
  • can i- please do this?

    Hanna MariaHanna MariaPrije 3 dana
  • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

    Teut HamerTeut HamerPrije 3 dana
  • I'm a big fan of this video

    Polywant AcrackerPolywant AcrackerPrije 3 dana
  • wow, that was some advanced green screen.

    BbombBbombPrije 3 dana
  • Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

    Shx & MixShx & MixPrije 3 dana
  • Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down

    Borat SagdiyevBorat SagdiyevPrije 3 dana
  • I would be out.... passed out as soon as I got to the top.

    ACoustaDCACoustaDCPrije 3 dana
  • Wempt

    Broda YodaBroda YodaPrije 3 dana
  • I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

    gary busey experiencegary busey experiencePrije 3 dana
  • Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    Melvin MuddfuckleMelvin MuddfucklePrije 3 dana
    • 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 koPrije 3 dana
  • What a thrill...

    Pointy MorperPointy MorperPrije 3 dana
  • Neoliberal jackass propaganda

    Ralph MalphRalph MalphPrije 3 dana
  • You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow

    Bob MarleyBob MarleyPrije 3 dana
  • "I've got two wires on me,I've got 2 wires on me":)

    kirk Shottonkirk ShottonPrije 3 dana
  • 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

    WoodapeWoodapePrije 3 dana
  • Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.

    Unkwn UserUnkwn UserPrije 3 dana
  • Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

    ListenListenPrije 3 dana
  • The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

    Tania ThornTania ThornPrije 3 dana
  • So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?

    S10rm TrooperS10rm TrooperPrije 3 dana
  • 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.

    poetcomic1poetcomic1Prije 3 dana
  • *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

    NesyNesyPrije 3 dana
  • you need to have a lot of faith in the coworkers who are lowering you down! a bungee would be more fun!

    Richard ERichard EPrije 3 dana
  • Speak English

    Mike JWMike JWPrije 3 dana
  • Gotta love the flat view.

    timothy baxtimothy baxPrije 3 dana
  • Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

    gotnoshoes99gotnoshoes99Prije 3 dana
  • 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 TechnologiesPrije 3 dana
  • Can’t stop watching

    Logan does stuffLogan does stuffPrije 3 dana
  • i would want a parachute

    Swe3etsSwe3etsPrije 3 dana
  • One thing for sure turbines will never leave a carbon footprint.

    Mandula AbogadaMandula AbogadaPrije 3 dana
  • 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!!!

    TheBlacktomTheBlacktomPrije 3 dana
  • Climbing a ladder straight up with no tea shop on the way, definitely for the fittest of us.

    Roderick CroninRoderick CroninPrije 3 dana
  • i love the google eyes

    french croissantfrench croissantPrije 3 dana
  • i can barely stand watching this i keep getting that heights feeling and its starting to bother me bye

    King CrocKing CrocPrije 3 dana
  • Emergency: a broken ankle EMERGENCY: a broken tower

    Brian ReinhardtBrian ReinhardtPrije 3 dana
  • just use a water elevator

    MoneyMuffinMoneyMuffinPrije 3 dana