Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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 Scott13 päeva tagasi
    • @Teut Hamer what

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

      Teut HamerTeut HamerPäev tagasi

      Victor GrafVictor Graf2 päeva tagasi
    • Yes but being 50 meters up is far more scary than 6 foot up!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!3 päeva tagasi
    • @AcogR6 what did kings of kings say

      PafPaf3 päeva tagasi
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassic7 tundi tagasi
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    Ernests MilassErnests Milass7 tundi tagasi
  • Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    L-Trizzle-12L-Trizzle-128 tundi tagasi
  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renje9 tundi tagasi
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross Category9 tundi tagasi
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech Gamer10 tundi tagasi
  • 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 Anderson10 tundi tagasi
  • 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 Govindji11 tundi tagasi
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid Sofa11 tundi tagasi
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    Blu ScoutBlu Scout15 tundi tagasi
  • You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    petmensanpetmensan16 tundi tagasi
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob Lee16 tundi tagasi
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer White18 tundi tagasi
  • 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 Mae18 tundi tagasi
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe Dominator18 tundi tagasi
  • 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.

    ButterBallButterBallPäev tagasi
  • 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 ManPäev tagasi
  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

    Tony TottenTony TottenPäev tagasi
  • Nope

    Dixon TiconderogaDixon TiconderogaPäev tagasi
  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

    Ham MoHam MoPäev tagasi
  • 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 PolicePäev tagasi
  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

    Rambling RobRambling RobPäev tagasi
  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

    NostrodumbassNostrodumbassPäev tagasi
  • Ya...no

    Paid TouristPaid TouristPäev tagasi
  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

    Sidharth SreeramSidharth SreeramPäev tagasi
  • Nope!!! XD

    Karen SmithKaren SmithPäev tagasi
  • Switching it off to service it is cheating.

    Sphinx the MinxSphinx the MinxPäev tagasi
  • 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 McgowanPäev tagasi
  • 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??"....

    AMStationEngineerAMStationEngineerPäev tagasi
  • One word "Aerones"

    Jānis GrīnvaldsJānis GrīnvaldsPäev tagasi
  • Now that was a fun trip :D.

    The Rolling TrollThe Rolling TrollPäev tagasi
  • You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..

    SirHaugenSirHaugenPäev tagasi
  • Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!

    Paul Revere1776Paul Revere1776Päev tagasi
  • How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?

    Izzy Ramos-GunnIzzy Ramos-GunnPäev tagasi
  • Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode

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

    NightOwlNightOwlPäev tagasi
  • I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

    AscertivusAscertivusPäev tagasi
  • when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone

    GAMED 21GAMED 21Päev tagasi
  • i would be so scared

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

    Evan SnyderEvan SnyderPäev tagasi
  • You can go in them?

    TheMeow_YTTheMeow_YTPäev tagasi
  • 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...

    stevespyderstevespyderPäev tagasi
  • can i- please do this?

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

    Teut HamerTeut HamerPäev tagasi
  • I'm a big fan of this video

    Päev tagasi
  • wow, that was some advanced green screen.

    BbombBbombPäev tagasi
  • Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

    Shx & MixShx & Mix2 päeva tagasi
  • Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down

    Borat SagdiyevBorat Sagdiyev2 päeva tagasi
  • I would be out.... passed out as soon as I got to the top.

    ACoustaDCACoustaDC2 päeva tagasi
  • Wempt

    Broda YodaBroda Yoda2 päeva tagasi
  • I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

    gary busey experiencegary busey experience2 päeva tagasi
  • Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    Melvin MuddfuckleMelvin Muddfuckle2 päeva tagasi
    • 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 ko2 päeva tagasi
  • What a thrill...

    Pointy MorperPointy Morper2 päeva tagasi
  • Neoliberal jackass propaganda

    Ralph MalphRalph Malph2 päeva tagasi
  • You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow

    Bob MarleyBob Marley2 päeva tagasi
  • "I've got two wires on me,I've got 2 wires on me":)

    kirk Shottonkirk Shotton2 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    WoodapeWoodape2 päeva tagasi
  • Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.

    Unkwn UserUnkwn User2 päeva tagasi
  • Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

    ListenListen2 päeva tagasi
  • The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

    Tania ThornTania Thorn2 päeva tagasi
  • So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?

    S10rm TrooperS10rm Trooper2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    poetcomic1poetcomic12 päeva tagasi
  • *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

    NesyNesy2 päeva tagasi
  • you need to have a lot of faith in the coworkers who are lowering you down! a bungee would be more fun!

    Richard ERichard E2 päeva tagasi
  • Speak English

    Mike JWMike JW2 päeva tagasi
  • Gotta love the flat view.

    timothy baxtimothy bax2 päeva tagasi
  • Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

    gotnoshoes99gotnoshoes992 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Technologies2 päeva tagasi
  • Can’t stop watching

    Logan does stuffLogan does stuff2 päeva tagasi
  • i would want a parachute

    Swe3etsSwe3ets2 päeva tagasi
  • One thing for sure turbines will never leave a carbon footprint.

    Mandula AbogadaMandula Abogada2 päeva tagasi
  • 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!!!

    TheBlacktomTheBlacktom2 päeva tagasi
  • Climbing a ladder straight up with no tea shop on the way, definitely for the fittest of us.

    Roderick CroninRoderick Cronin2 päeva tagasi
  • i love the google eyes

    french croissantfrench croissant2 päeva tagasi
  • i can barely stand watching this i keep getting that heights feeling and its starting to bother me bye

    King CrocKing Croc2 päeva tagasi
  • Emergency: a broken ankle EMERGENCY: a broken tower

    Brian ReinhardtBrian Reinhardt2 päeva tagasi
  • just use a water elevator

    MoneyMuffinMoneyMuffin2 päeva tagasi
  • My anxiety rised so much at 4:28 😂😂😂

    BxndslolBxndslol2 päeva tagasi
  • Turbine height is the height of COLOSSAL TITAN😶

    ninepuchar1ninepuchar12 päeva tagasi
  • Awesome!!

    neenmachneenmach2 päeva tagasi
  • 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).

    Gallardo6669Gallardo66692 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    goalie2998goalie29982 päeva tagasi
  • welcome to the sweaty hand club, come in, we got drinks

    Shane FlettShane Flett2 päeva tagasi
  • I hate when he's at the top you can see the entire thing move

    HappyCrying CatHappyCrying Cat2 päeva tagasi
  • amogus

    Dancing cowDancing cow2 päeva tagasi
  • Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

    The Kilted VeteranThe Kilted Veteran2 päeva tagasi
  • Ah yes, the Fight, flight, or "I've got two wires on me" response.

    CassieCassie3 päeva tagasi
  • I got nervous just watching you lean at the top of the turbine. Great video!

    Squeeky CleanSqueeky Clean3 päeva tagasi
    • Woahhhhhh!!!

      CassieCassie3 päeva tagasi
  • Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

    youssef le gameryoussef le gamer3 päeva tagasi
  • We have these beauties in Albany on the southern tip of Western Australia. They're phenomenal!

    Erin MeowErin Meow3 päeva tagasi
  • Tom "Two Wires" Scott

    JWPJWP3 päeva tagasi
  • Anybody else's legs went numb when: 4:25

    YezpahrYezpahr3 päeva tagasi
  • 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 Sonnenberger3 päeva tagasi
  • Watching him step off was the most nervewracking thing for someone with a fear of heights

    William NapierWilliam Napier3 päeva tagasi
  • I wonder how long it took for people to notice the googly eyes on Tom's hard hat. 🤔

    Lina MachadoLina Machado3 päeva tagasi
  • I've got two wires on me. I've got two wires on me 😂😂😂. Convincing himself 🤣

    Mohamed MubarakMohamed Mubarak3 päeva tagasi
  • "I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me" hahahahaha love it

    SirWrenderSirWrender3 päeva tagasi
  • No thanks I'm fine right here.. 😜

    Frankie ChilemanFrankie Chileman3 päeva tagasi
  • "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.

    DarkShadowsX5DarkShadowsX53 päeva tagasi