Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

Publicerades den 3 maj 2021
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 Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?

    • this video changed my life

    • thank you sponsor eagle

    • @Teut Hamer what

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

  • 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".

  • "its a lengthy process" the 2 mechanics who recently died in the netherlands in a turbine fire were 19 and 21 there should be more training before lads that young are sent up there alone

    • Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

  • Sooooo tall

  • Remember when Discovery would air stuff like this?

  • so, uhm, what kind of knot do they use for the two wires you've got on you?

  • 3:04 glitches in the matrix? Or I would hazard a guess at the video filter for correcting however bendy that lens must have been.

  • reminded me of the picture of two young technicians being caught on a windturbine in the netherlands dying on it because it caught fire...

  • Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment

  • I have one word for that... NO F**KING WAY!

    • we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode

  • Imagine if right as Tom was starting to step back over the edge the guy was like “oh crap, wait hold on!!” 😂

  • This make me think of the two dutch mechanics who died in 2013. Fire broke out while they were trapped on top. Real tragic story.

  • thats so scary

  • Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it

  • Is this because of that one incident

  • It's not even so much the height that would scare me, it's just how *thin* it is. Always looks like a hundred pounds of force could knock it over

  • highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼

  • Merely viewing this left my palms dripping sweat - it's not that I'm afraid of heights, it's just that I want absolutely nothing to do with their edges!

  • Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

  • Oil rigs have something similar called the "Geronimo line" for the derrick-hand. ("Geronimo!" was old thing that people said said if if they made a scary leap to save themselves.)

  • seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

  • Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?

  • Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

  • I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

  • I hate to be the one but his figure 8 knot tied to his caribiner attached to the D ring doesn’t have a safety. Granted it’s a strong knot but it’s always good to have that safety knot to prevent slippage.

    • 4:53 I noticed the two wires. Scary.

  • we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode

  • i dont know why i expected this video to be better

  • I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

  • Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

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  • I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.

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  • I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise

  • The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.

  • Not interesting at all

  • Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"

  • Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

  • Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?

  • Garbage

  • you can make a theme park out of it

  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

  • Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?

    • energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

  • Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity

  • Nope

  • I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

  • The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

  • I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂

  • So tom what you do today.. you stil doing that boring computer site thing.? Geeshhh I think my toes would curl up and break if i did that. I consider myself a brave fellow. But brave by circumstance not by design . uhhh lean back and go with it..mmmm My hats off to you Tom.

  • i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

  • "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

  • Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

  • "Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"

  • I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.

  • Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

  • No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.

    • Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

  • You couldn't pay me enough.

  • My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

  • Wind turbines are the biggest energy hoax/scam foisted on people in history. The minute they are designed, they are losing money. Any power engineer (I am not one) will tell you that it is impossible for a wind turbine to make more energy than it has consumed from design through manufacture and finally to installation. It is quite simple: there is not enough energy density in wind to make it a viable source of energy. That is an unarguable fact. Regardless of what liberals and tree huggers tell us, wind turbines use more energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

  • Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

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

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

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

  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

  • this video changed my life

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  • Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

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

  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

  • you are one brave guy xDDD

  • Too much talkie

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

  • Even on YT heights get to me.

  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

  • absolute mad lad!

  • 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

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

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

  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    • 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.

  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

  • how is this in my recommended

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

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

  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

  • Cursed Bungee jump

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

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

  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    • Straight to the point without any bs, i love it.

    • 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".

  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

  • 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.

  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

  • Nope