Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 mei. 2021
2 166 071 Weergaven

Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. β€’ 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 Scott11 dagen geleden

      Victor GrafVictor Graf12 uur geleden
    • Yes but being 50 meters up is far more scary than 6 foot up!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!Dag geleden
    • @AcogR6 what did kings of kings say

      PafPafDag geleden
    • @Kalel Alex Yea, been using Flixzone for months myself =)

      Dean AngeloDean Angelo2 dagen geleden
    • 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 Alex2 dagen geleden
  • I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

    gary busey experiencegary busey experience43 minuten geleden
  • Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    Melvin MuddfuckleMelvin MuddfuckleUur geleden
    • 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 ko29 minuten geleden
  • What a thrill...

    Pointy MorperPointy MorperUur geleden
  • Neoliberal jackass propaganda

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

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

    kirk Shottonkirk Shotton2 uur geleden
  • 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

    WoodapeWoodape3 uur geleden
  • Imagine having to jump from there like that pic of those workers stuck on a wind turbine on fire.

    Unkwn UserUnkwn User3 uur geleden
  • Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

    ListenListen3 uur geleden
  • The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

    Tania ThornTania Thorn4 uur geleden
  • So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?

    S10rm TrooperS10rm Trooper5 uur geleden
  • 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.

    poetcomic1poetcomic15 uur geleden
  • *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

    NesyNesy5 uur geleden
  • you need to have a lot of faith in the coworkers who are lowering you down! a bungee would be more fun!

    Richard ERichard E5 uur geleden
  • Speak English

    Mike JWMike JW6 uur geleden
  • Gotta love the flat view.

    timothy baxtimothy bax6 uur geleden
  • Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

    gotnoshoes99gotnoshoes996 uur geleden
  • 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 Technologies6 uur geleden
  • Can’t stop watching

    Logan does stuffLogan does stuff6 uur geleden
  • i would want a parachute

    Swe3etsSwe3ets8 uur geleden
  • One thing for sure turbines will never leave a carbon footprint.

    Mandula AbogadaMandula Abogada11 uur geleden
  • 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!!!

    TheBlacktomTheBlacktom12 uur geleden
  • Climbing a ladder straight up with no tea shop on the way, definitely for the fittest of us.

    Roderick CroninRoderick Cronin12 uur geleden
  • i love the google eyes

    french croissantfrench croissant12 uur geleden
  • i can barely stand watching this i keep getting that heights feeling and its starting to bother me bye

    King CrocKing Croc12 uur geleden
  • Emergency: a broken ankle EMERGENCY: a broken tower

    Brian ReinhardtBrian Reinhardt13 uur geleden
  • just use a water elevator

    MoneyMuffinMoneyMuffin14 uur geleden
  • My anxiety rised so much at 4:28 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    BxndslolBxndslol14 uur geleden
  • Turbine height is the height of COLOSSAL TITAN😢

    ninepuchar1ninepuchar115 uur geleden
  • Awesome!!

    neenmachneenmach17 uur geleden
  • 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).

    Gallardo6669Gallardo666918 uur geleden
  • 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.

    goalie2998goalie299818 uur geleden
  • welcome to the sweaty hand club, come in, we got drinks

    Shane FlettShane Flett18 uur geleden
  • I hate when he's at the top you can see the entire thing move

    HappyCrying CatHappyCrying Cat19 uur geleden
  • amogus

    Dancing cowDancing cow19 uur geleden
  • Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

    The Kilted VeteranThe Kilted Veteran20 uur geleden
  • Ah yes, the Fight, flight, or "I've got two wires on me" response.

    CassieCassie21 uur geleden
  • I got nervous just watching you lean at the top of the turbine. Great video!

    Squeeky CleanSqueeky Clean21 uur geleden
    • Woahhhhhh!!!

      CassieCassie21 uur geleden
  • Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

    youssef le gameryoussef le gamer22 uur geleden
  • We have these beauties in Albany on the southern tip of Western Australia. They're phenomenal!

    Erin MeowErin Meow22 uur geleden
  • Tom "Two Wires" Scott

    JWPJWP23 uur geleden
  • Anybody else's legs went numb when: 4:25

    YezpahrYezpahr23 uur geleden
  • 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 SonnenbergerDag geleden
  • Watching him step off was the most nervewracking thing for someone with a fear of heights

    William NapierWilliam NapierDag geleden
  • I wonder how long it took for people to notice the googly eyes on Tom's hard hat. πŸ€”

    Lina MachadoLina MachadoDag geleden
  • I've got two wires on me. I've got two wires on me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Convincing himself 🀣

    Mohamed MubarakMohamed MubarakDag geleden
  • "I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me" hahahahaha love it

    SirWrenderSirWrenderDag geleden
  • No thanks I'm fine right here.. 😜

    Frankie ChilemanFrankie ChilemanDag geleden
  • "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.

    DarkShadowsX5DarkShadowsX5Dag geleden
  • ok where do i signup for that job!

    DAGATHireDAGATHireDag geleden
  • I wish I had the chill energy this dude Ben has.

    KraliMishevKraliMishevDag geleden
  • Those googly eyes on his helmet

    BBDag geleden
  • Blue shirt EWT guy sounds very much like the Icelandic accent

    PrfctdrkPrfctdrkDag geleden
  • Woahhhhhh!!!

    FD BFD BDag geleden
  • The center of the turbine looks like the inside of a space station.

    John BJohn BDag geleden
  • You made the same kind of noises I'd make IF I were doing that.

    Public PublicPublic PublicDag geleden
  • Anybody know who asked?

    Lim1t3d lLim1t3d lDag geleden
  • I always thought there were stairs inside :( I'm so disappointed

    David Tiotic RenklDavid Tiotic RenklDag geleden
  • I thought they use parachute 😞

    Josua BayocaJosua BayocaDag geleden
  • 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.

    ThomasThomasDag geleden
  • I'm not sure if you guys could tell, But tom had 2 wires on him

    T.P.G GamingT.P.G GamingDag geleden
  • BIG BALLS!! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

    SteelflexSteelflexDag geleden
  • Welldone geeza i bet that took your brain some convincing to lean back there haha

    carlowens10carlowens10Dag geleden
  • i love the dude being interviewed, absolute legend

    fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhDag geleden
  • こんγͺγ‚‚γ‚“γ€€οΌ“οΌεΉ΄γ‚‚γ‚‚γŸγ‚“γ γ‚

    η¨Žι‡‘γ§ι£―γ‚’ι£Ÿγ†γ¨γ†γΎγ„γͺη¨Žι‡‘γ§ι£―γ‚’ι£Ÿγ†γ¨γ†γΎγ„γͺDag geleden
    • this just activated my claustrophobia

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

    Kelly CarrKelly CarrDag geleden
  • this gives me anxiety

    the.raventhe.ravenDag geleden
  • Yea, only if it were that easy!

    Danny CortezDanny CortezDag geleden
  • 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?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee204Dag geleden
  • How much does it cost to change blades?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee204Dag geleden
  • How long does it take for these wind turbines to become profitable?

    OneCupOfCoffee204OneCupOfCoffee204Dag geleden
  • 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 TonerDag geleden
  • This definitely has radiation right ?

  • this is one of Tom's coolest videos

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

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

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

    BluedberryBluedberryDag geleden
  • There be googly eyes on his helmet

    David SchaeferDavid SchaeferDag geleden
  • I got stressed out watching this video

    Polat AlemdarPolat AlemdarDag geleden
  • this just activated my claustrophobia

    SnorefestSnorefestDag geleden
  • The fire service would climb this.

    razerbazrazerbazDag geleden
  • My hands and feet started sweating watching his descent.

    PreEnabledPreEnabledDag geleden
  • 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!

    KroneYTKroneYT2 dagen geleden
  • 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 Harris2 dagen geleden
  • when you started going off the edge i got so much anxiety

    OpacityOpacity2 dagen geleden
  • That emergency exit is safer than fire escape ladders.

    Ninja Nerd Student #69Ninja Nerd Student #692 dagen geleden
  • 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 Craig2 dagen geleden
  • Great when the wind blows 🀣 we'll have to sit in the dark when it doesn't πŸ™„

    Robert DayRobert Day2 dagen geleden
  • this video reminds me of that one photo of 2 engineers hugging eachother on a burning turbine and now am sad :(

    Chocolate BeansChocolate Beans2 dagen geleden
  • 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!

    popperbitspopperbits2 dagen geleden
  • Why is your selfie pole edited out of the video as you descend?

    Wearisome NomadWearisome Nomad2 dagen geleden
  • 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 food2 dagen geleden
  • 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.

    TheSackeseTheSackese2 dagen geleden
  • Pov this channel was in your recommended

    Vex2K4Vex2K42 dagen geleden
  • Love that green exit signal in the wall, very funny!

    Meu Canto GamesMeu Canto Games2 dagen geleden
  • The most mind blowing thing here is that invisible selfie stick.

    Zach PZach P2 dagen geleden
  • Can't help but think of that video with the two repairmen stuck on the burning turbine

    d1ckyj0nesd1ckyj0nes2 dagen geleden
  • You remember those two guys who burnt to death one jumped on the windmill

    Hexus MexusHexus Mexus2 dagen geleden
  • by then.

    mikin liroumikin lirou2 dagen geleden