Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3-May, 2021
2 124 217 Ko‘rishlar soni

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 Scott10 kun oldin
    • Yes but being 50 meters up is far more scary than 6 foot up!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!18 soat oldin
    • @AcogR6 what did kings of kings say

      PafPafKun oldin
    • @Kalel Alex Yea, been using Flixzone for months myself =)

      Dean AngeloDean AngeloKun oldin
    • A tip: watch movies at Flixzone. Me and my gf have been using them for watching lots of of movies during the lockdown.

      Kalel AlexKalel AlexKun oldin
    • Asoo

      ossousossous2 kun oldin
  • 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).

    Gallardo6669Gallardo666933 daqiqa oldin
  • 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.

    goalie2998goalie299836 daqiqa oldin
  • welcome to the sweaty hand club, come in, we got drinks

    Shane FlettShane Flett44 daqiqa oldin
  • I hate when he's at the top you can see the entire thing move

    HappyCrying CatHappyCrying CatSoat oldin
  • amogus

    Dancing cowDancing cowSoat oldin
  • Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

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

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

    Squeeky CleanSqueeky Clean3 soat oldin
    • Woahhhhhh!!!

      CassieCassie3 soat oldin
  • Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

    youssef le gameryoussef le gamer4 soat oldin
  • We have these beauties in Albany on the southern tip of Western Australia. They're phenomenal!

    Erin MeowErin Meow4 soat oldin
  • Tom "Two Wires" Scott

    JWPJWP5 soat oldin
  • Anybody else's legs went numb when: 4:25

    YezpahrYezpahr6 soat oldin
  • 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 Sonnenberger6 soat oldin
  • Watching him step off was the most nervewracking thing for someone with a fear of heights

    William NapierWilliam Napier6 soat oldin
  • I wonder how long it took for people to notice the googly eyes on Tom's hard hat. 🤔

    Lina MachadoLina Machado6 soat oldin
  • I've got two wires on me. I've got two wires on me 😂😂😂. Convincing himself 🤣

    Mohamed MubarakMohamed Mubarak7 soat oldin
  • "I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me" hahahahaha love it

    SirWrenderSirWrender7 soat oldin
  • No thanks I'm fine right here.. 😜

    Frankie ChilemanFrankie Chileman7 soat oldin
  • "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.

    DarkShadowsX5DarkShadowsX57 soat oldin
  • ok where do i signup for that job!

    DAGATHireDAGATHire8 soat oldin
  • I wish I had the chill energy this dude Ben has.

    KraliMishevKraliMishev9 soat oldin
  • Those googly eyes on his helmet

    BB9 soat oldin
  • Blue shirt EWT guy sounds very much like the Icelandic accent

    PrfctdrkPrfctdrk9 soat oldin
  • Woahhhhhh!!!

    FD BFD B9 soat oldin
  • The center of the turbine looks like the inside of a space station.

    John BJohn B11 soat oldin
  • You made the same kind of noises I'd make IF I were doing that.

    Public PublicPublic Public11 soat oldin
  • Anybody know who asked?

    Lim1t3d lLim1t3d l14 soat oldin
  • I always thought there were stairs inside :( I'm so disappointed

    David Tiotic RenklDavid Tiotic Renkl14 soat oldin
  • I thought they use parachute 😞

    Josua PerezJosua Perez15 soat oldin
  • 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.

    ThomasThomas16 soat oldin
  • I'm not sure if you guys could tell, But tom had 2 wires on him

    T.P.G GamingT.P.G Gaming16 soat oldin
  • BIG BALLS!! 👌🏼

    SteelflexSteelflex18 soat oldin
  • Welldone geeza i bet that took your brain some convincing to lean back there haha

    carlowens10carlowens1018 soat oldin
  • i love the dude being interviewed, absolute legend

    fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhh20 soat oldin
  • 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21 soat oldin
    • this just activated my claustrophobia

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhh20 soat oldin
  • Blooper- Turbine comes on , cables get caught and Tom goes for a ride in giant circles . BlllOOOoooOOOoooDDDyyy HHHEeeeEEEeeeEEEeeeLLL!

    Kelly CarrKelly Carr21 soat oldin
  • this gives me anxiety

    the.raventhe.raven21 soat oldin
  • Yea, only if it were that easy!

    Danny CortezDanny Cortez22 soat oldin
  • 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?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee20422 soat oldin
  • How much does it cost to change blades?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee20422 soat oldin
  • How long does it take for these wind turbines to become profitable?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee20422 soat oldin
  • 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 Toner23 soat oldin
  • This definitely has radiation right ?

    XULTAIFFXULTAIFF23 soat oldin
  • this is one of Tom's coolest videos

    RhodesiaRhodesiaKun oldin
  • 3:47 Ok... that's as much of this as I can watch. :-}

    baylinkdashytbaylinkdashytKun oldin
  • Hey I do this every day rn haha. Our turbines are 280 feet tall tho

    Luke SitesLuke SitesKun oldin
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    BluedberryBluedberryKun oldin
  • There be googly eyes on his helmet

    David SchaeferDavid SchaeferKun oldin
  • I got stressed out watching this video

    Polat AlemdarPolat AlemdarKun oldin
  • this just activated my claustrophobia

    SnorefestSnorefestKun oldin
  • The fire service would climb this.

    razerbazrazerbazKun oldin
  • My hands and feet started sweating watching his descent.

    PreEnabledPreEnabledKun oldin
  • 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!

    KroneYTKroneYTKun oldin
  • 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 HarrisKun oldin
  • when you started going off the edge i got so much anxiety

    OpacityOpacityKun oldin
  • That emergency exit is safer than fire escape ladders.

    Ninja Nerd Student #69Ninja Nerd Student #69Kun oldin
  • I worked on water towers but the wind turbines you're on are a lot taller. I would love to climb it just to see the view. Seems like a mile hi. WOW!!

    Robert CraigRobert CraigKun oldin
  • Great when the wind blows 🤣 we'll have to sit in the dark when it doesn't 🙄

    Robert DayRobert DayKun oldin
  • this video reminds me of that one photo of 2 engineers hugging eachother on a burning turbine and now am sad :(

    Chocolate BeansChocolate BeansKun oldin
  • Standing on top of a wind turbine is safer than standing on a 6ft ladder? Tell that to the 2 men who were photographed shortly before they died while trapped on top of a turbine with the way down blocked because of fire! No thanks, I'll take my chances with the 6ft ladder!

    popperbitspopperbitsKun oldin
  • Why is your selfie pole edited out of the video as you descend?

    Wearisome NomadWearisome NomadKun oldin
  • clearly didn't have one in that video of the two dudes clinging on for dear life on top of one which was on fire.

    sirchicken foodsirchicken foodKun oldin
  • Funny how the selfie stick was removed (it also removed part of your hand making it look weird), but you could still see the shadow.

    TheSackeseTheSackeseKun oldin
  • Pov this channel was in your recommended

    Vex2K4Vex2K4Kun oldin
  • Love that green exit signal in the wall, very funny!

    Meu Canto GamesMeu Canto GamesKun oldin
  • The most mind blowing thing here is that invisible selfie stick.

    Zach PZach PKun oldin
  • Can't help but think of that video with the two repairmen stuck on the burning turbine

    d1ckyj0nesd1ckyj0nesKun oldin
  • You remember those two guys who burnt to death one jumped on the windmill

    Hexus MexusHexus MexusKun oldin
  • by then.

    mikin liroumikin lirouKun oldin
  • The 360 camera was a great tool for this video amazing

    • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

      mikin liroumikin lirouKun oldin
  • Me with vertigo: wow nice

    ABAlphaBetaABAlphaBetaKun oldin
  • When I went up a wind turbine as a teenager there where no ropes or safety, we just had gloves to not slip that easy. Also it was a lot wider and higher, I remember how scary it was hanging on a ladder 30m over a steel plate.

    IsmalithIsmalithKun oldin
  • Cameraman: I am light years ahead

    aspireaspireKun oldin
  • i really wanna rappel down that

    Walter WaltersonWalter WaltersonKun oldin
  • No. That’s scary AF!

    George GildenhuysGeorge GildenhuysKun oldin
  • My.Hands.Are.Sweating.Profusely

    unbreakable footageunbreakable footageKun oldin
  • Why not stairs? Stairs are more safer, You can even add barriers to them, Theres so much space in it!

    Roblox PlayerRoblox PlayerKun oldin
  • Any OnlyConnectFans here?

    Kombi 88Kombi 88Kun oldin
  • How did the cameramen record the descent? By drone?

    boulderbash19700209boulderbash19700209Kun oldin
  • Sitting here with a thought. Are you brave or stupid? Personally, I hate heights, so it was hard to watch the video.

    Daniel SchwitzkyDaniel SchwitzkyKun oldin
  • ᴵᶠ ᵃⁿʸᵒⁿᵉ ˢᵉᵉ ᵐʸ ˢᵐᵃˡˡ ᵗᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉⁿᵗ ᵗʰᵉⁿ ʰᵉˡᵖ ᵐᵉ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᶜʰ 100 ˢᵘᵇˢᶜʳᶦᵇᵉʳˢ ᶦⁿ ¹ ᵈᵃʸ.

    Speedy Wheels pakSpeedy Wheels pakKun oldin
  • dangit I thought they were using a magnetic brake

    Harry MuHarry MuKun oldin
  • Tom's just experiencing everything with a UZworld channel as a cover

    Sharp XenonSharp XenonKun oldin
  • If I wasn't unconscious during the emergency descent, I would be before I reached the ground.

    Appalachian WandererAppalachian WandererKun oldin
  • That's a fancy prusic hitch ... how much that set you back ?

    S MaksymivS MaksymivKun oldin
  • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

    Wv44Wv44Kun oldin
  • 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 KKun oldin
  • If I was you, I'd be I'd be like "I'm gonna die"

    mohammad rezamohammad rezaKun oldin
  • 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 yan2 kun oldin
  • I could definitely feel something tightening up as got out on top of the turbine...

    CarnbyarstCarnbyarst2 kun oldin
    • 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 yan2 kun oldin
  • Hands literally pissing.... anyone else?

    carloshpbrcarloshpbr2 kun oldin
  • i suddenly would be okay to work on turbines

    FloatingToa5tFloatingToa5t2 kun oldin
  • 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 Trading2 kun oldin
  • 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.

    madera648madera6482 kun oldin
  • Nope!

    Steve KratzSteve Kratz2 kun oldin
  • 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 M2 kun oldin
  • 4:12 Tom Scott defusing a bomb

    Hari MistryHari Mistry2 kun oldin
  • Very interesting 👌

    Bernard HodgsonBernard Hodgson2 kun oldin
  • 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 Crawshaw2 kun oldin