Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3. 05. 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 ScottPřed 5 dny
    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

      It's Ok To Be WhiteIt's Ok To Be WhitePřed 3 hodinami
    • I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD

      pedro andradepedro andradePřed 13 hodinami
    • It is crazy..

    • @Kyle James CSworld do be like that

      Ahmed HassanAhmed HassanPřed 18 hodinami
    • Wanna come to my house? I don't own a company but k can make tea

      VexcenotVexcenotPřed 18 hodinami
  • If I was descending I would no joke have a panic attack. I am deathly afraid of heights and the fact that Tom did it whilst keeping calm is amazing. I probably would’ve passed out by then.

    Noob Of The ViolinNoob Of The ViolinPřed minutou
  • Love the green ‘stairs down’ stickers. Who’d guess they’re elsewhere?

    Daniel SmithDaniel SmithPřed 5 minutami
  • wonder how many times people got stuck before they added the exit?

    CoreyCoreyPřed 12 minutami
  • Id say the biggest need for that is fire. Theres clips on CSworld of workers trapped on top due to fire and they had no way down. Might be very uncommon but has happened.

    runcap dp2runcap dp2Před 12 minutami
  • WOW

    Douglas BrownDouglas BrownPřed 14 minutami
  • Nope.

    gbalmaingbalmainPřed 15 minutami
  • Sweaty palms instantly when you walked down the side. Holy cow

    eggstueggstuPřed 29 minutami
  • Yikes! 5-5-2021

    wolfwolfPřed 36 minutami
  • After seeing those guy on top of the flaming one it's a nice change of pace Stay safe out there

    KaЯma The SchemerKaЯma The SchemerPřed 37 minutami
  • What an eye sore wind farms are,if you want one for ur own property fine.But to try n power hundreds of thousands if not millions of people with wind mills is ridiculous,seems like we going backwards.

    chunky loverchunky loverPřed 40 minutami
  • How cool! I like the googly eyes on your helmet. =)

    Luke CLuke CPřed 43 minutami
  • imagine how strong those wires are when theres 2 massive metal balls weighing them down

    1 11 1Před 52 minutami
  • Curious... who else's palms sweated like crazy during this video?

    Brandon KilianBrandon KilianPřed hodinou
  • I think he's got two wires...

    General HammondGeneral HammondPřed hodinou

    Susan ScovillSusan ScovillPřed hodinou
  • My CSworld sent me a noticication for this I’m not complaining tho

    coolhunter mattcoolhunter mattPřed hodinou
  • Love how your hard hat had eyes on the front. I'd imagine it was part of the octopus energy branding for a "novice" technician. Would've been cooler if they were wobbly googly eyes. :D

    Thomas KrollThomas KrollPřed hodinou
  • 1:19 Clever use of the 360° camera

    LARAUJOLARAUJOPřed hodinou
  • Nice, people who face heights should always get credit. I've done a lot of things but the nervousness never really goes away.

    naxel37naxel37Před hodinou
  • nope

    cressheadcressheadPřed hodinou
  • ?

    Trevor HuntingTrevor HuntingPřed hodinou
  • I'm surprised the ropes/cables can handle the weight of you balls!!! I was getting anxious just watching you climb up the latter.

    Eric BauerEric BauerPřed hodinou
  • A "wind turbine" A money pit with a short life span produced using pollutants, and wasting taxpayers money with bribes to politicians.

    erepsekahserepsekahsPřed hodinou
  • When Octopus sends me an email it usually says that my monthly payment is coming.

    Nathan BlackNathan BlackPřed hodinou
  • "This..is BLACKOUT!"

    Soft Butch Pink ChickSoft Butch Pink ChickPřed hodinou
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    Da fruitDa fruitPřed hodinou
  • The ladder concept of 6ft being more dangerous is 100% true

    Fred RolandFred RolandPřed 2 hodinami
  • Nope nope nope nope nope

    Wet WillieWet WilliePřed 2 hodinami
  • Um...nope

    dislecsyk991dislecsyk991Před 2 hodinami
  • 3:13 what the hell happens at the box labeled RESQ?

    PattyPattyPřed 2 hodinami
  • My only experience with those turbines is that the climb is really really annoying...

    PattyPattyPřed 2 hodinami
  • I work on turbines, they're 100m so about double this one with much bigger nacelle and hub but regardless of how many times I climb, I never get tired of the view. Great job

    DamienDamienPřed 2 hodinami
  • Wind turbines are a waste of resources, time, and effort.

    Dr EvilDr EvilPřed 2 hodinami
  • Yikes!

    David CDavid CPřed 2 hodinami
  • The fall arrest system is also used by Fire & Rescue Services when climbing there ladders. Was given the opportunity to go on a course but sadly covid got in the way

    MegKBakerMegKBakerPřed 2 hodinami
  • Nice, advertising wind turbine engineer recruitment

    Fransisco WijayaFransisco WijayaPřed 2 hodinami
  • The real emergency exit is a bucket of water

    monkemonkePřed 2 hodinami
  • 😵

    이주원이주원Před 2 hodinami
  • This makes my hands sweat, you are so brave!

    Paul The BrilliantPaul The BrilliantPřed 2 hodinami
  • I think Toms got 2 wires.

    Aurun 50Aurun 50Před 2 hodinami
  • Another Tom who puts himself through intense practical stunts for our entertainment. Thanks Tom!

    Vignesh KVignesh KPřed 3 hodinami
  • In highschool I used a cable ascender thing like that every day when I worked at an out door rock climbing place, it was heavy and I was light so when going down I'd make it faster by pushing it below me (it was attached at the waist) opening the release thingy and I would jump backwards and push down the top so it would fall with me. Then I would let go of it, let it catch me and then do it again until I got to the ground. My boss hated it, I loved it.

    PatrickPatrickPřed 3 hodinami
  • did they only install these after those workers died in that fire?

    Emcee HammerEmcee HammerPřed 3 hodinami
  • Ha, I can't repel.. just can't. I've tried and I just freeze up

    A GA GPřed 3 hodinami
  • you’re gonna tell me this isn’t mark zuckerberg

    zleephousezleephousePřed 3 hodinami
  • Upgrade suggestion: A bungee cord. Just make sure to dimension it very precisely to your weight, and don't forget to let go when you reach the ground.

    mumiemonstretmumiemonstretPřed 3 hodinami
  • You can tell this guy has fun making his videos.

    Aviation MasterAviation MasterPřed 3 hodinami
  • What is the mechanism that produces that slow stop-and-go descent rate?

    TiagoTiagoTiagoTiagoPřed 3 hodinami
  • I wish you’d have been my history / geography / science teacher at school.

    Frazer GuestFrazer GuestPřed 3 hodinami
  • That was sick!

    Red LancerRed LancerPřed 3 hodinami
  • I now want to work as a turbine mechanic

    BeAT box daylishortsBeAT box daylishortsPřed 4 hodinami
  • This guy is boss level annoying... I’m sorry to say

    Ben ClarksonBen ClarksonPřed 4 hodinami
  • The emergency exit is a fireman poll like the ones in playgrounds

    Mr.100 rupeesMr.100 rupeesPřed 4 hodinami
  • You always make a cool idea cooler. 2 wires or not, that's...intimidating.

    Jon RayJon RayPřed 4 hodinami
  • My Hands are sweating

    Snow DogeSnow DogePřed 4 hodinami
  • 4:56 Thank God, because that's the ONLY way you'd ever get me in that position.

    ZenMasterZenMasterPřed 4 hodinami
  • here is to anyone claiming engineers do boring desk jobs inside, not requiring any fitness.

    kensaiixkensaiixPřed 4 hodinami
  • I don't think I could make my brain make my body listen

    Bob SmithBob SmithPřed 4 hodinami
  • Use me as the "My hands got sweaty" Button

    F9F9Před 4 hodinami
  • Tom Scott: I climbed a ladder 1.5 Million people: hmm yes interesting

    semproser19semproser19Před 4 hodinami
  • This made me feel really safe about wind turbines! Now every-time I climb all the way up I'm going to use the emergency exit, it's so much safer/cooler!

    Luke AbramLuke AbramPřed 4 hodinami
  • I found out recently that wind turbines were huge

    obammaobammaPřed 4 hodinami
  • Balls!

    Mike RoadblockMike RoadblockPřed 4 hodinami
  • @Tom Scott: When people tell you to do something, you DO NOT have to do it. That got my giblets shifting, so Kudos to you! Love the channel, keep being you. Please and thanks you.

    Digital FungusDigital FungusPřed 4 hodinami
  • That view..

    Rasmus TaguRasmus TaguPřed 4 hodinami
  • At this point in my CSworld addiction, I just want to see the apex of the video. And because I’m a child I thought that meant jumping off of the turbine :/

    Luke ConnellyLuke ConnellyPřed 4 hodinami
  • Tom Scott: Sweaty Palms Edition

    Joe YacketoriJoe YacketoriPřed 4 hodinami
  • Only you would be so excited to be in/on top of a windmill bless this channel, and all the content within

    Gear GrinderGear GrinderPřed 4 hodinami
  • I really enjoyed that Tom. Cracking vid. I now want to pack in my 10 year career in business development and work on wind turbines... even though I have zero practical working experience. Wish me luck

    Pesky BlindersPesky BlindersPřed 4 hodinami
  • My lags would probobly be so weak up there

    just another Joshjust another JoshPřed 4 hodinami
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    saleh zayodsaleh zayodPřed 4 hodinami
  • What’s that graded, like a 5.3?

    Jared FriedmanJared FriedmanPřed 4 hodinami
  • Anyone else think that guy sounded like matt?

    VenatusDevVenatusDevPřed 4 hodinami
  • More nerve than a canal horse

    Mike HotchkissMike HotchkissPřed 5 hodinami
  • Da hast du dir aber auch die kleinste ausgesucht xD

    FehmarnKroneFehmarnKronePřed 5 hodinami
  • Cool.

    supercalifragilistic expialidocioussupercalifragilistic expialidociousPřed 5 hodinami
  • Why am I sweating?

    Christian KronChristian KronPřed 5 hodinami
  • Renewables are dangerous to those who rely on them, inefficient, bird killing, and a scam on tax payers.

    Ranamanathabasca RohipalepadoptraRanamanathabasca RohipalepadoptraPřed 5 hodinami
  • They should invest in a elevator

    Ciência DesenhadaCiência DesenhadaPřed 5 hodinami
  • I want to do this but I’m not Tom Scott getting invited to crazy shot

    Chris AndersonChris AndersonPřed 5 hodinami
  • Snap

    Just JoeJust JoePřed 5 hodinami
  • My palms are actually sweating

    I AdsumI AdsumPřed 5 hodinami
  • TIL: Abseiling is an English word. I don't have to understand, why they took this specific word into the English lanuguage, do I?

    berndbrotifyberndbrotifyPřed 5 hodinami
  • it always shocks me how big they are whenever i see them. don't see em often but they're neat. lots of them when driving through illinois

    kikibearkikibearPřed 5 hodinami
    • This actually a really small turbine,

      Bjarke Kjerside LimkildeBjarke Kjerside LimkildePřed 5 hodinami
  • When they where talking about emergency services climbing the turbine the ambulance service HART (hazardous area response team) could and would rescue somebody from the turbine

    Sebby 324Sebby 324Před 5 hodinami
  • what if the turbine falls over?

    325 BPM325 BPMPřed 5 hodinami
  • I'd have soiled myself! Glad you had fun though. I don't think they'd have convinced me to walk over the edge. I'd have to be unconcious!

    Jeff IJeff IPřed 5 hodinami
  • "And for some reason... They said yes!" *Me everyday 😭*

    DeslhornDeslhornPřed 5 hodinami
  • Big bucks

    Patrick WoodsPatrick WoodsPřed 5 hodinami
  • I hate heights

    Ender ButterEnder ButterPřed 5 hodinami
  • It's over Anakin, I have the high ground

    Matthew ClarkMatthew ClarkPřed 6 hodinami
  • I would have froze up most likely. Even repeating "ive got two wires" wouldn't have helped. I found out I freeze in high places the hard way.

    Dr. CryptoxDr. CryptoxPřed 6 hodinami
  • those guys are so brave

    William McRaeWilliam McRaePřed 6 hodinami
  • why do my palms and feet sweat when I see someone up high

    Alexander McCabeAlexander McCabePřed 6 hodinami
  • I just want to say absolutely incredible how you kept your composer and calm while inside you were screaming like mad... Real professionalism at its best, even down to the "look at this view & o it's just 2 wires holding me" Massive respect sir and bloody well done... I could not do that at all... maybe on the inside but absolutely not how you did it so respect to you and the guys that do this daily...

    Mr_solid_reviewMr_solid_reviewPřed 6 hodinami
  • Would you rather be a lawyer or a solicitor, a corporate accountant, a middle manager in a paper supplier....or a person who goes up and down Wind Turbines everyday? Many thanks to the people who have really interesting jobs and those who have stultifyingly horrible (but maybe chasing the money; poor sods) 'careers'.

    Ian GrimshawIan GrimshawPřed 6 hodinami
  • No elevator? Pfft. Lame.

    croniccronicPřed 6 hodinami
  • Neat! Really fresh perspective on this :D

    BloodyIronBloodyIronPřed 6 hodinami
  • What if your workmates don’t like you?

    Ian ConcannonIan ConcannonPřed 6 hodinami