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 ScottPrieš 16 dienų
    • @Tom Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?

      MRCG MilleniumMRCG MilleniumPrieš dieną
    • this video changed my life

      Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;Prieš 2 dienas
    • thank you sponsor eagle

      Zzzz ZzzzZzzz ZzzzPrieš 2 dienas
    • @Teut Hamer what

      PafPafPrieš 4 dienas
    • Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

      Teut HamerTeut HamerPrieš 5 dienų
  • thats so scary

    onlythewise1onlythewise1Prieš 7 val
  • Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it

    FFPrieš 8 val
  • Is this because of that one incident

    Snakezase 29Snakezase 29Prieš 9 val
  • 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

    Sir PuffballSir PuffballPrieš 11 val
  • highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼

    Markus RenneliusMarkus RenneliusPrieš 15 val
  • 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!

    Scott FWScott FWPrieš 15 val
  • Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

    SilliusBunsSilliusBunsPrieš 16 val
  • 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.)

    Alex BerkmanAlex BerkmanPrieš 18 val
  • seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

    Rain ManRain ManPrieš 19 val
  • Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?

    mazzoxmazzoxPrieš 21 val
  • Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

  • I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

    controlfreak1963controlfreak1963Prieš 23 val
  • 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.

    Colton CainColton CainPrieš dieną
  • 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

    MMT-GamesMMT-GamesPrieš dieną
  • i dont know why i expected this video to be better

    robert17robert17Prieš dieną
  • I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

    GabrielGabrielPrieš dieną
  • Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

    Herpes-LipHerpes-LipPrieš dieną
  • The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner

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

    h8GWBîh8GWBîPrieš dieną
  • The brawny mole immunohistochemically owe because drink macropharmacologically talk notwithstanding a unique stopwatch. late, loose commission

    fred lonbottomfred lonbottomPrieš dieną
  • I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise

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

    Aitor BAitor BPrieš dieną
  • Not interesting at all

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

    morphman86morphman86Prieš dieną
  • Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

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

    wesmatronwesmatronPrieš dieną
  • Garbage

    Glen DeKokerGlen DeKokerPrieš dieną
  • you can make a theme park out of it

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

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

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

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

    Marcelo JardonMarcelo JardonPrieš 2 dienas
  • Nope

    Buddy HendrixBuddy HendrixPrieš 2 dienas
  • I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

    Söt GråvargSöt GråvargPrieš 2 dienas
  • The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

    Tactical ButterTactical ButterPrieš 2 dienas
  • I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂

    MothproofKTMothproofKTPrieš 2 dienas
  • 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.

    Trevor MilesTrevor MilesPrieš 2 dienas
  • i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

    13371337Prieš 2 dienas
  • "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

    L AlexanderL AlexanderPrieš 2 dienas
  • Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

    Funny ValentineFunny ValentinePrieš 2 dienas
  • "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.

    bwc1976bwc1976Prieš 2 dienas
  • Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

    LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!Prieš 2 dienas
  • No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.

    SolidSithSolidSithPrieš 2 dienas
    • Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

      SolidSithSolidSithPrieš 2 dienas
  • You couldn't pay me enough.

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Prieš 2 dienas
  • My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

    Turbowat?Turbowat?Prieš 2 dienas
  • 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...

    macsloan58macsloan58Prieš 2 dienas
  • Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

    IliketobealoneIliketobealonePrieš 2 dienas
    • Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Prieš 2 dienas
  • I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    Pilot PeegoPilot PeegoPrieš 2 dienas
    • You wouldn't have time to open it and get a full canopy before hitting the ground.

      Killed_By_The_Architect -Killed_By_The_Architect -Prieš 2 dienas
  • I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrieš 2 dienas
  • For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

    Mr NeilMr NeilPrieš 2 dienas
    • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuPrieš 2 dienas
  • I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

  • this video changed my life

    Carløs ;-;Carløs ;-;Prieš 2 dienas
  • The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper

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

    Smit ShilpatulSmit ShilpatulPrieš 3 dienas
  • 4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    S H NS H NPrieš 3 dienas
  • More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    Marty LynchianMarty LynchianPrieš 3 dienas
  • “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    Kermit The FrogKermit The FrogPrieš 3 dienas
  • you are one brave guy xDDD

    Ashen OneAshen OnePrieš 3 dienas
  • Too much talkie

    Ronny RonRonny RonPrieš 3 dienas
  • "Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.

    Randy GRandy GPrieš 3 dienas
  • Even on YT heights get to me.

    Sports TraderSports TraderPrieš 3 dienas
  • The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    HellHound ActualHellHound ActualPrieš 3 dienas
  • absolute mad lad!

    yoobsteryoobsterPrieš 3 dienas
  • 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

    Andrew StoreyAndrew StoreyPrieš 3 dienas
  • Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    Dr S4T4NDr S4T4NPrieš 3 dienas
  • 3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    Ethan RowlandEthan RowlandPrieš 3 dienas
  • That looks sssooooo cool !

    sol starsol starPrieš 3 dienas
    • 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.

      bouytt guytbouytt guytPrieš 3 dienas
  • Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    Nue HoujuuNue HoujuuPrieš 3 dienas
  • I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    Robert PirlotRobert PirlotPrieš 3 dienas
  • how is this in my recommended

    ITSclassicITSclassicPrieš 3 dienas
  • octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    Ernests MilassErnests MilassPrieš 3 dienas
  • Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    L-Trizzle-12L-Trizzle-12Prieš 3 dienas
  • I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar RenjePrieš 3 dienas
  • This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    Cross CategoryCross CategoryPrieš 3 dienas
  • Cursed Bungee jump

    Tech GamerTech GamerPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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 AndersonPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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 GovindjiPrieš 4 dienas
  • The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    Liquid SofaLiquid SofaPrieš 4 dienas
  • I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    Blu ScoutBlu ScoutPrieš 4 dienas
  • You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    petmensanpetmensanPrieš 4 dienas
  • Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    Jacob LeeJacob LeePrieš 4 dienas
    • 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".

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytPrieš 19 val
  • How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    Cramer WhiteCramer WhitePrieš 4 dienas
  • 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 MaePrieš 4 dienas
  • 4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    The DominatorThe DominatorPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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.

    ButterBallButterBallPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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 ManPrieš 4 dienas
  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

    Tony TottenTony TottenPrieš 4 dienas
  • Nope

    Dixon TiconderogaDixon TiconderogaPrieš 4 dienas
  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

    Ham MoHam MoPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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 PolicePrieš 4 dienas
  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

    Rambling RobRambling RobPrieš 4 dienas
  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

    NostrodumbassNostrodumbassPrieš 4 dienas
  • Ya...no

    Paid TouristPaid TouristPrieš 4 dienas
  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

    Sidharth SreeramSidharth SreeramPrieš 4 dienas
  • Nope!!! XD

    Karen SmithKaren SmithPrieš 4 dienas
  • Switching it off to service it is cheating.

    Sphinx the MinxSphinx the MinxPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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 McgowanPrieš 5 dienų
  • 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??"....

    AMStationEngineerAMStationEngineerPrieš 5 dienų
  • One word "Aerones"

    Jānis GrīnvaldsJānis GrīnvaldsPrieš 5 dienų