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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  • 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 Scott8 päivää sitten
    • Asoo

      ossousossous21 tunti sitten
    • Why can i only see half of your hand in 5:03 ? Is it because of the selfie stick?

      Matthijs SchrijversMatthijs Schrijvers22 tuntia sitten
    • @Aidan Pryde oh ,thanks

      Isaac StarlingIsaac StarlingPäivä sitten
    • hi

      truckjumperdudetruckjumperdudePäivä sitten
    • This seems like a newer version turbine I have seen videos of people stuck on a full turbine and there was no emergency exits on it and they have died

      Thee Chad SlayerThee Chad SlayerPäivä sitten
  • That's a fancy prusic hitch ... how much that set you back ?

    S MaksymivS Maksymiv59 minuuttia sitten
  • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

    Wv44Wv44Tunti sitten
  • 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 KTunti sitten
  • If I was you, I'd be I'd be like "I'm gonna die"

    mohammad rezamohammad reza2 tuntia sitten
  • 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 yan5 tuntia sitten
  • I could definitely feel something tightening up as got out on top of the turbine...

    CarnbyarstCarnbyarst5 tuntia sitten
    • 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 yan5 tuntia sitten
  • Hands literally pissing.... anyone else?

    carloshpbrcarloshpbr7 tuntia sitten
  • i suddenly would be okay to work on turbines

    FloatingToa5tFloatingToa5t7 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Trading8 tuntia sitten
  • 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.

    madera648madera6488 tuntia sitten
  • Nope!

    Steve KratzSteve Kratz9 tuntia sitten
  • 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 M9 tuntia sitten
  • 4:12 Tom Scott defusing a bomb

    Hari MistryHari Mistry10 tuntia sitten
  • Very interesting 👌

    Bernard HodgsonBernard Hodgson10 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Crawshaw10 tuntia sitten
  • 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 River11 tuntia sitten

    Tony MontanaTony Montana11 tuntia sitten
  • 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!

    DeliriousIntentionsDeliriousIntentions11 tuntia sitten
  • Used to work for these guys, the views from the top was one of the best parts of the job.

    nikolait5nikolait511 tuntia sitten
  • Also emergency pants change when you reach the ground

    derek876544derek87654411 tuntia sitten
  • I didnt even make it to the outside shots before I couldn't watch any more, fear of heights x,x

    NovaProspekt1337NovaProspekt133711 tuntia sitten
  • Next Episode... NASA: Tom, you want to go on a trip to the ISS? Tom: Only if I can do a space walk.

    freggofreggo11 tuntia sitten
  • *sweaty palms intensifies*

    Lapiz LazuliLapiz Lazuli12 tuntia sitten
  • ..and this is why I am not a youtuber :) My heart stopped just watching this.

    Andrew NAndrew N12 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Ram12 tuntia sitten
    • 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 Ram42 minuuttia sitten
  • You should at least train with it more just because it’s the last resort does not mean it shouldn’t be practiced

    TempVoTempVo12 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Holliday13 tuntia sitten
  • 🤩🤩🤩🤩

    Stephen MaherStephen Maher13 tuntia sitten
  • I wish I could jump too, with the safety equipment of course 😁

    Sherlyn FernandesSherlyn Fernandes13 tuntia sitten
  • 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 doli13 tuntia sitten
  • 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 S13 tuntia sitten
    • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

      cqvio dolicqvio doli13 tuntia sitten
  • 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 IV14 tuntia sitten
  • The thumbnail reminded me of the two young engineers that died in a wind turbine fire a few years back :(

    JonathanJonathan15 tuntia sitten
  • Lets just say it... Any safety is good stuff

    Bassfear_Bassfear_15 tuntia sitten
  • that was AWESOME

    A GuyA Guy15 tuntia sitten
  • "Look at that view!" *boring brown muddy grass fields below*

    IonaIona15 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Tobing15 tuntia sitten
  • Corona virus didn't work now they are throwing rockets at us

    Raymond JohnstonRaymond Johnston15 tuntia sitten
  • 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 sdftvhu15 tuntia sitten
  • 4:13 OH HELL NO!!

    Mr. BlueMr. Blue16 tuntia sitten
  • Wouldn’t get me up there if you welded me to the ladder

    Oenomaus left eyeOenomaus left eye16 tuntia sitten
  • Interesting video beats sitting in front of a computer screen all day

    Aloysius FlarteyAloysius Flartey16 tuntia sitten
  • Once again living vicariously through Tom Scott

    RantKidRantKid16 tuntia sitten
  • No wind blowing. Thank God for that.

    Abdul WasehAbdul Waseh17 tuntia sitten
  • Wow, kudos for doing that Tom

    unapalomablancunapalomablanc17 tuntia sitten
  • I'd faint just thinking I gotta go down the outside

    george bensongeorge benson18 tuntia sitten
  • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

    Aku Aku BlackAku Aku Black18 tuntia sitten
  • Hailo!

    Bimon1234567Bimon123456718 tuntia sitten
  • Okay, but everything about this is legit so cool

    Jast MallatJast Mallat19 tuntia sitten
  • Iv seen the video of the fire and i dont think they made it y didnt they have one of these

    NewwavepressureNewwavepressure19 tuntia sitten
  • 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.

    LloydLloyd20 tuntia sitten
  • ok yep that is one job that i could never do

    Trey TTrey T20 tuntia sitten
  • i find it nice that people ask if you’d like to check out their stuff and you saying yes to it

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr20 tuntia sitten
  • 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.

    Braindoner101Braindoner10120 tuntia sitten
    • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr20 tuntia sitten
  • 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 Henningstone20 tuntia sitten
  • the thing looks like a side ways ceiling fan on a stand

    Joshua FergusonJoshua Ferguson21 tunti sitten
  • Nice like / dislike ratio!

    Olli KärkkäinenOlli Kärkkäinen21 tunti sitten
  • 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!22 tuntia sitten
  • Damn you have balls out of steel bro 😂 high respect 👍👍

    Agenda2020Agenda202022 tuntia sitten
  • O M G not something I would want to do

    tigress63tigress6322 tuntia sitten
  • I thought I saw a video of 3 workers who died when they were stuck on a burning wind turbine, so what happened there to the fail-safe safety devices. Going out and over with just those wire holding you, I just wouldn't have to guts and my legs would be like jello.

    Michael TowlerMichael Towler22 tuntia sitten
  • 'I've got two wires on me, I'VE GOT TWO WIRESSS'. ...and pants full of s**t.

    The SlapThe Slap22 tuntia sitten
  • My stomach was not amused while watching this video

    OliverOliver23 tuntia sitten
  • are we gonna talk about the 2 googly eyes on tom's hat?

    Rebel Greninja • 69 years agoRebel Greninja • 69 years ago23 tuntia sitten
  • Not gonna lie. I dont know if I would be able to do this.

    Michel SakakiniMichel Sakakini23 tuntia sitten
  • I would much rather fall off a six foot ladder than fall wearing a slider (or grabber as we call them in the US). The lanyard attached to your harness stretches several feet before stopping you, and you _will_ be slammed into the steel ladder in the process and left dangling God knows how high off the ground. Hopefully you weren't hurt too bad in the process, b/c now you have to climb all the way back down. This guy is either completely downplaying, or doesn't truly understand, the risk.

    James BarcaJames Barca23 tuntia sitten
  • My dad works at the top of a wind turbine!

    Mr MirechMr Mirech23 tuntia sitten
  • Only problem with octopus energy is that the octupus symbol just flatout reminds me of Hydra

    Heather BlackwellHeather Blackwell23 tuntia sitten
  • Great to see the insides of one of these! Cheers.

    Thank you For ComingThank you For Coming23 tuntia sitten
  • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

    Tom RosbothamTom Rosbotham23 tuntia sitten
  • 200% Mark for Mic 🎤

    Huzza TV - DreamBookHuzza TV - DreamBook23 tuntia sitten
  • I use Octopus evergy too.

    Vineeth RajVineeth RajPäivä sitten
  • 4:52 It's all fun and games until the wind blows you around to the other side into the path of the rotating blades! :-o

    Poly HexamethylPoly HexamethylPäivä sitten
  • Amazing video, looks like fun!

    RyRy WagsRyRy WagsPäivä sitten
  • NOPE

    ScriptrScriptrPäivä sitten
  • Thanks for the cameraman for being creative mode to record the video

    Domination GamingDomination GamingPäivä sitten
  • My god that was so scary I kind of felt the nervousness that Tom felt ngl

    Thirdie DinautoThirdie DinautoPäivä sitten
  • I thought they have a parachute at top for emergency.

    Baljeet SinghBaljeet SinghPäivä sitten
  • Before a single blade hits a bird or bat, their lungs explode from the low pressure created by windmills

    Ernie DErnie DPäivä sitten
  • this is a small turbine compared to the ones in my backyard.

    Crystal LakeCrystal LakePäivä sitten
  • Alternative title: "How to Freak Out, While Maintain a Professional Demeanor"

    Kris CarlisleKris CarlislePäivä sitten
  • *abseiling down the side of a wind turbine. There you go, i fixed the title

    Jack DixonJack DixonPäivä sitten
  • Looks like a blast! Should open this emergency exit to the public and charge $100 a pop.

    Brian BrewsterBrian BrewsterPäivä sitten
  • Emergency exit aint fast enough

    DylanDylanPäivä sitten
  • All i could hear was this: " I have two eyes on me, I have to eyes on me, I am pissing my pants, I have to eyes on me" 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣

    Pedram NaghiehPedram NaghiehPäivä sitten
  • Been working in service for wind turbines 10 years now and still unable to do this.

    Kyle H.Kyle H.Päivä sitten
  • waste of money and resources shite

    Scott DuffyScott DuffyPäivä sitten
    • ??

      Connor EganConnor EganPäivä sitten
  • I’d like to know how Tom can make his stick holding the camera look invisible.

    Anchor9StudiosAnchor9StudiosPäivä sitten
  • I have anxiety FOR you

    Hexa BundleHexa BundlePäivä sitten
  • Wow, all those piles of dead bald eagles from the windmill cancer is hard to stomach.

    Dog SupremacyDog SupremacyPäivä sitten
  • What if it’s for whatever reason falling

    Billy bob DogeBilly bob DogePäivä sitten
  • Why does this video exist? Did the AI suggest it?

    IconoclastUKIconoclastUKPäivä sitten
  • Tom Scott is like a real-life comic book hero!

    Carlton HarrisCarlton HarrisPäivä sitten
  • Someone in Octopus' marketing department is doing a grand job. We all know the reason they offered is publicity for their brand name, but I'm cool with that, and it gave us a good show! Maybe more businesses with interesting facilities should consider offering tours to famous youtubers, as long as it's all honest and legit why not.

    Al KaholicAl KaholicPäivä sitten
  • I mean if you gave me the option between tediously climbing down a ladder or just abseiling I'd always pick the Abseil.

    Twitter Cliffdog01Twitter Cliffdog01Päivä sitten
  • Next time go to one of the big ones, with elevator inside. 👍

    John JohansenJohn JohansenPäivä sitten
  • Not going to lie, I got sweaty palms just watching this.

    Fourth HorsemanFourth HorsemanPäivä sitten
  • Why dont they put ladders on the side?

    MisterBuklauMisterBuklauPäivä sitten
  • Nope

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