Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 mag 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 Scott7 giorni fa
    • Asoo

      ossousossous8 ore fa
    • Why can i only see half of your hand in 5:03 ? Is it because of the selfie stick?

      Matthijs SchrijversMatthijs Schrijvers8 ore fa
    • @Aidan Pryde oh ,thanks

      Isaac StarlingIsaac Starling20 ore fa
    • hi

      truckjumperdudetruckjumperdude21 ora fa
    • 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 Slayer23 ore fa
  • 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 IV27 minuti fa
  • The thumbnail reminded me of the two young engineers that died in a wind turbine fire a few years back :(

    JonathanJonathanOra fa
  • Lets just say it... Any safety is good stuff

    Bassfear_Bassfear_Ora fa
  • that was AWESOME

    A GuyA Guy2 ore fa
  • "Look at that view!" *boring brown muddy grass fields below*

    IonaIona2 ore fa
  • 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 Tobing2 ore fa
  • Corona virus didn't work now they are throwing rockets at us

    Raymond JohnstonRaymond Johnston2 ore fa
  • 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 sdftvhu2 ore fa
  • 4:13 OH HELL NO!!

    Mr. BlueMr. Blue2 ore fa
  • Wouldn’t get me up there if you welded me to the ladder

    Oenomaus left eyeOenomaus left eye2 ore fa
  • Interesting video beats sitting in front of a computer screen all day

    Aloysius FlarteyAloysius Flartey3 ore fa
  • Once again living vicariously through Tom Scott

    RantKidRantKid3 ore fa
  • No wind blowing. Thank God for that.

    Abdul WasehAbdul Waseh4 ore fa
  • Wow, kudos for doing that Tom

    unapalomablancunapalomablanc4 ore fa
  • I'd faint just thinking I gotta go down the outside

    george bensongeorge benson4 ore fa
  • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

    Aku Aku BlackAku Aku Black4 ore fa
  • Hailo!

    Bimon1234567Bimon12345674 ore fa
  • Okay, but everything about this is legit so cool

    Jast MallatJast Mallat6 ore fa
  • Iv seen the video of the fire and i dont think they made it y didnt they have one of these

    NewwavepressureNewwavepressure6 ore fa
  • 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.

    LloydLloyd6 ore fa
  • ok yep that is one job that i could never do

    Trey TTrey T6 ore fa
  • i find it nice that people ask if you’d like to check out their stuff and you saying yes to it

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr6 ore fa
  • 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.

    Braindoner101Braindoner1017 ore fa
    • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr6 ore fa
  • 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 Henningstone7 ore fa
  • the thing looks like a side ways ceiling fan on a stand

    Joshua FergusonJoshua Ferguson7 ore fa
  • Nice like / dislike ratio!

    Olli KärkkäinenOlli Kärkkäinen7 ore fa
  • 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!8 ore fa
  • Damn you have balls out of steel bro 😂 high respect 👍👍

    Agenda2020Agenda20208 ore fa
  • O M G not something I would want to do

    tigress63tigress638 ore fa
  • 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 Towler8 ore fa
  • 'I've got two wires on me, I'VE GOT TWO WIRESSS'. ...and pants full of s**t.

    The SlapThe Slap9 ore fa
  • My stomach was not amused while watching this video

    OliverOliver9 ore fa
  • are we gonna talk about the 2 googly eyes on tom's hat?

    Rebel Greninja • 69 years agoRebel Greninja • 69 years ago9 ore fa
  • Not gonna lie. I dont know if I would be able to do this.

    Michel SakakiniMichel Sakakini9 ore fa
  • 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 Barca9 ore fa
  • My dad works at the top of a wind turbine!

    Mr MirechMr Mirech9 ore fa
  • Only problem with octopus energy is that the octupus symbol just flatout reminds me of Hydra

    Heather BlackwellHeather Blackwell9 ore fa
  • Great to see the insides of one of these! Cheers.

    Thank you For ComingThank you For Coming10 ore fa
  • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

    Tom RosbothamTom Rosbotham10 ore fa
  • 200% Mark for Mic 🎤

    Huzza TV - DreamBookHuzza TV - DreamBook10 ore fa
  • I use Octopus evergy too.

    Vineeth RajVineeth Raj10 ore fa
  • 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 Hexamethyl10 ore fa
  • Amazing video, looks like fun!

    RyRy WagsRyRy Wags11 ore fa
  • NOPE

    ScriptrScriptr12 ore fa
  • Thanks for the cameraman for being creative mode to record the video

    Domination GamingDomination Gaming12 ore fa
  • My god that was so scary I kind of felt the nervousness that Tom felt ngl

    Thirdie DinautoThirdie Dinauto12 ore fa
  • I thought they have a parachute at top for emergency.

    Baljeet SinghBaljeet Singh12 ore fa
  • Before a single blade hits a bird or bat, their lungs explode from the low pressure created by windmills

    Ernie DErnie D12 ore fa
  • this is a small turbine compared to the ones in my backyard.

    Crystal LakeCrystal Lake12 ore fa
  • Alternative title: "How to Freak Out, While Maintain a Professional Demeanor"

    Kris CarlisleKris Carlisle12 ore fa
  • *abseiling down the side of a wind turbine. There you go, i fixed the title

    Jack DixonJack Dixon13 ore fa
  • Looks like a blast! Should open this emergency exit to the public and charge $100 a pop.

    Brian BrewsterBrian Brewster13 ore fa
  • Emergency exit aint fast enough

    DylanDylan14 ore fa
  • 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 Naghieh14 ore fa
  • Been working in service for wind turbines 10 years now and still unable to do this.

    Kyle H.Kyle H.15 ore fa
  • waste of money and resources shite

    Scott DuffyScott Duffy15 ore fa
    • ??

      Connor EganConnor Egan14 ore fa
  • I’d like to know how Tom can make his stick holding the camera look invisible.

    Anchor9StudiosAnchor9Studios16 ore fa
  • I have anxiety FOR you

    Hexa BundleHexa Bundle16 ore fa
  • Wow, all those piles of dead bald eagles from the windmill cancer is hard to stomach.

    Dog SupremacyDog Supremacy16 ore fa
  • What if it’s for whatever reason falling

    Billy bob DogeBilly bob Doge16 ore fa
  • Why does this video exist? Did the AI suggest it?

    IconoclastUKIconoclastUK16 ore fa
  • Tom Scott is like a real-life comic book hero!

    Carlton HarrisCarlton Harris16 ore fa
  • 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 Kaholic17 ore fa
  • 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 Cliffdog0117 ore fa
  • Next time go to one of the big ones, with elevator inside. 👍

    John JohansenJohn Johansen17 ore fa
  • Not going to lie, I got sweaty palms just watching this.

    Fourth HorsemanFourth Horseman17 ore fa
  • Why dont they put ladders on the side?

    MisterBuklauMisterBuklau18 ore fa
  • Nope

    topfoxustopfoxus18 ore fa
  • It's funny that this thing has the safety. If you manage to fall from an indoors latter you probably deserve to die 😂

    StarStar18 ore fa
  • Absolutely not

    topfoxustopfoxus18 ore fa
  • Tom: "I've got two wires.. I've got two wires!" Me: "Damn, that's a lot slower than I was hoping for" Also, plot twist: this video is an experiment in how far Tom can push the paid promotions rules.

    himselfehimselfe18 ore fa
  • Omg you've got some b@lls going out there! Hats off to you Tom 👏

    Nicola SansomNicola Sansom18 ore fa
  • Why did I come here hoping for a zipline?

    Kevin MiltonKevin Milton19 ore fa
  • Tora me fotises. Thx

  • I once did a similar thing while mountain climbing a flat mountain thingy, it's actually fun (of course if you aren't scared of heights)

    howhow19 ore fa
  • am i the only one reminiscent of this guy caught sunbathing up on a wind turbine ?

    The Real DohosThe Real Dohos19 ore fa
  • "if your climbing this turbine..." Me:thanks for tips i dont need

    Jake_ GamesJake_ Games19 ore fa
  • A little scary I should say. And that's an understatement...

    Philippe AlvesPhilippe Alves20 ore fa
  • One totally unrelated thing that's actually impressing me is the ability of the camera to almost perfectly remove the selfie stick from the recorded image.

    NFSHeldNFSHeld20 ore fa
  • Those turbines are a joke

    Dustin WaltersDustin Walters20 ore fa
  • I think you are brave

    Elizabeth TrumanElizabeth Truman20 ore fa
  • This piece metal trash that's flying is not worth it.

    Vincent McKinleyVincent McKinley20 ore fa
  • Tom: "Look at that view!!!" Me: grabs desk, tries not to pass out.

    serdy ximiserdy ximi20 ore fa
  • 1:09 It attaches to your STERNUM?!?

    CaptainllamaCaptainllama20 ore fa
    • Tom: I've got an email, Me: Oh he's got a sponsership

      serdy ximiserdy ximi20 ore fa
  • No masks? Is this pre-covid?

    no bodyno body21 ora fa
  • "you don't train with it often because you shouldn't have to use it" 🤨

    low qualitylow quality21 ora fa
  • What a thrill With darkness and silence through the night What a thrill I'm searching and I'll melt into you What a fear in my heart But you're so supreme!

    Callum FaheyCallum Fahey21 ora fa
  • When imagining working on turbines it was always scary for me because you know giant pole with giant blades. To see its so safe is reassuring.

    KurrowKurrow21 ora fa
  • Wind energy is a sham

    Calen JCalen J21 ora fa
  • You should've asked if you could be tied to the blades 😁

    L4WNYL4WNY21 ora fa
  • The invisible selfie stick is underrated

    Steven StokesSteven Stokes21 ora fa
  • Next video: taking emergency exit of a submarine or a plane

    SantaClausDeluxeSantaClausDeluxe21 ora fa
  • I had a moment of confusion before I realized that some shots were being filmed by a drone. You totally should have included a bit about that in the video for enthusiasts to nerd out about.

    DPDP22 ore fa
  • If only the people on top while one was on fire did this

    L_B42 __L_B42 __22 ore fa
  • And for some reason, they said... yes This sounds like something you'd hear on Top Gear/Grand Tour

    chattphotoschattphotos23 ore fa
  • I think he’s got 2 wires on him

    Astro ShindeAstro Shinde23 ore fa
  • Did the two young Dutch workers who died on a turbine not have this escape system?

    Bart HagenBart Hagen23 ore fa
    • They did not.

      Connor EganConnor Egan14 ore fa
  • My hands sweated watching this

    EdEd23 ore fa
  • Tom, you're a madman. I appreciate your videos a lot.

    S RS RGiorno fa