Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine 

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Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: (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!

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3 mei. 2021




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Tom Scott
Tom Scott Maand geleden
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...!)
Thomas Dickson
Thomas Dickson 21 dag geleden
@BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a NLblock video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome 24 dagen geleden
Fusion Online
Fusion Online 27 dagen geleden
Braydon Williams
Braydon Williams 27 dagen geleden
Bvvv me vß
TrustGoat 28 dagen geleden
You didn’t fall 😒
Flies2FLL Dag geleden
You literally could not pay me enough to work on one of those things!
That fall catching slider is based from the same principle of a sprag in an automatic transmission. It will allow a shaft to turn only in one direction.
Jaime Coburn
Jaime Coburn Dag geleden
You can have that.
Javier Torres
Javier Torres Dag geleden
I often wonder how many dead birds are at the bottom of those things. Bird strikes are constant in some areas.
Alexeut Dag geleden
4:26 - "Happy?" ... "Happy!" > X DOUBT But I'm right there with you... figuratively... thankfully. That shit's terrifying for any well adjusted person.
Irfan Muammar
Irfan Muammar 3 dagen geleden
Can they fit a slide spiraling from the top instead? seems fun.
Rufs 3 dagen geleden
I remember absailing down a cliff after climbing (with rope). The scariest thing was looking up at the top and the second was leaning back into the ropes to abseil back down.
Stephen Ford
Stephen Ford 4 dagen geleden
What's not said is that the Weather is usually Windy (believe it or not !) and grey/probably raining ... So, it's not the pleasant experience portrayed here ... Furthermore, it seems that the number and extent of blade/other repairs has been so much higher than anticipated, vastly reducing the cost-effectiveness of these turbines for reasons of direct cost and aerodynamic inefficiency caused by damage ... The technology is moving on in a different direction to blades now ...
Charmaine Eng
Charmaine Eng 4 dagen geleden
I couldn't even jump down when there was an auto belayer on me when climbing an indoor rock wall... and that was me being about 3m off the ground. I can't imagine doing it atop THAT.
Mothman 5 dagen geleden
As a wind tech, huge props for getting the audio that clear inside the tower despite the reverb. I can barely understand what the guy next to me is saying half the time in person.
7B_26_Tyrant Qiu
7B_26_Tyrant Qiu 6 dagen geleden
I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack
John Powell
John Powell 6 dagen geleden
1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.
Outworld Studios
Outworld Studios 7 dagen geleden
We're lucky those ropes didn't break, otherwise Earth might have been destroyed by the impact of his massive balls.
Maggie Kandace
Maggie Kandace 8 dagen geleden
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Vincent Harris
Vincent Harris 8 dagen geleden
Luis Enriquez
Luis Enriquez 9 dagen geleden
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Noah Stolar
Noah Stolar 9 dagen geleden
idk how that whole turbine didn't come crashing down from the sheer weight of his balls. I'm sitting here getting genuine physical pains just from just WATCHING this
Ponk 9 dagen geleden
as always i feel like im a bit more informed after every one of your videos! thanks for following the facts so we dont have to!
wing tips
wing tips 9 dagen geleden
i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad
Jack Nasty
Jack Nasty 10 dagen geleden
I’m Nauseous just watching this
Catur lifelive
Catur lifelive 10 dagen geleden
thank you for sharing this information, i love it
carl joh
carl joh 12 dagen geleden
Nopitty nope nope nope!
Devan Key
Devan Key 12 dagen geleden
...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious
Shang Tsung
Shang Tsung 12 dagen geleden
why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf
spikester 13 dagen geleden
They can't seem to decide if they want to use ring generators or conventional gearbox designs, tells you everything you need to know about this tech.
Luz Reese
Luz Reese 13 dagen geleden
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rson 13 dagen geleden
should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.
Google Account
Google Account 13 dagen geleden
That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!
Jure Klemenčič
Jure Klemenčič 14 dagen geleden
literally a dream job
Absolutely Average
Absolutely Average 14 dagen geleden
“It’s ok, I got two wires I’m on two wires. I got two wires I got two wires”. Ba-dum-Tsch!
Warren Cross
Warren Cross 14 dagen geleden
The tacky glass randomly bury because rub formerly rush around a testy box. mindless, nondescript bass
Sourin Basu
Sourin Basu 14 dagen geleden
4:52 Why can't we see the stick of the camera in the shot? Is it edited out or some angle by which we can't see it? Because Tom's hand and the shadow clearly shows that he's holding a stick with a camera attached to the top. This is so confusing 😵
Azrael Hex
Azrael Hex 14 dagen geleden
Omg I thought there was gonna be like a shaft kind of like a small elevator, but hell no id rather die than do that LMAOO
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones 14 dagen geleden
Hi Tom, the answer to your question of "would emergency services climb the turbine" is probably YES. each ambulance service has a team called "HART" which stands for "Hazardous Area Response Team". They are trained for a variety of different scenarios, including rescue from water, enclosed spaces, and (in this situation) working at height. to confirm this, it may be worth putting in a FOI request to the various trusts to verify
Cale Phillips
Cale Phillips 14 dagen geleden
I'm a welder and metal fabricator. I repair feed bins and the bucket towers when work gets slow. No harness, no safety, climbing as much as 600ft with 40lbs of tools and grease covered hands on rusty towers held up by 1/4 cable. Somebody has to do it, and somebody has to pay.
TrutH HurTz*916
TrutH HurTz*916 15 dagen geleden
My idea of an emergency exit is a parachute encased in a tin box with a glass front including a little hammer with a sign that says please break encase of emergency. Iv seen the video of the 2 men stuck at the top while a fire was brewing under them. RiP to them guys
TheOpacue 15 dagen geleden
1:20 how'd you film that?
Ahanaf Muttaki
Ahanaf Muttaki 15 dagen geleden
" my opinion"
Robert Gutheridge
Robert Gutheridge 15 dagen geleden
Ive been a wind turbine technician for 20 years. And because of the safety precautions we take it is the best job in the world
Nicholas 15 dagen geleden
reading the title I expected a parachute
ItsButterz 15 dagen geleden
I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)
Richard Nightcore
Richard Nightcore 16 dagen geleden
there is a horror story in my country where a wind turbine cough fire while 3 people where working on it 1 persoon died in the fire in the engine room 1 persoon died in the fire on top of it and 1 persoon jumped to his dead, the is a picker on the internet of the last few minutes of those 2 hugging each other
VillaT 16 dagen geleden
I would have to be passed out until I got the bottom. My fear of heights wouldn’t let me do this!
Patrick Armstrong
Patrick Armstrong 16 dagen geleden
Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.
Hello 17 dagen geleden
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo 17 dagen geleden
One of the most uncomfortable videos I’ve seen yet. My skin is still crawling and I still have a sick stomach.
Sawyer Ramos
Sawyer Ramos 17 dagen geleden
I had to go on a boom lift 35 feet up in the air yesterday. I HATED IT.... to feel your center of gravity shift and you have to trust the equipment....
Justin Crumpton
Justin Crumpton 17 dagen geleden
My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......
23hublock1 17 dagen geleden
Keep that!
Harry Schaefer
Harry Schaefer 17 dagen geleden
Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.
Lucid Ferret
Lucid Ferret 18 dagen geleden
2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?
DextaMartijn 18 dagen geleden
That looked like fun
Kapish patel
Kapish patel 18 dagen geleden
How are you not scared howw
Invincibletro 18 dagen geleden
My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.
Landie Man
Landie Man 19 dagen geleden
That looks a lot higher than 150ft!
Eard Garcia
Eard Garcia 19 dagen geleden
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A&A Britten
A&A Britten 19 dagen geleden
The not so green energy, they still have no route for disposing of wind turbine blades, they are currently being landfilled across europe and UK.
Mistah King
Mistah King 19 dagen geleden
That made my hands sweaty just watching the video
nesh dez
nesh dez 19 dagen geleden
What a thrill....
Beat Saber Player
Beat Saber Player 20 dagen geleden
3:03 anyone else see the box glich?
Jorge 20 dagen geleden
🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮
Tommy B
Tommy B 20 dagen geleden
As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend
Emily Dunlap
Emily Dunlap 20 dagen geleden
6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders
Jim C
Jim C 20 dagen geleden
I'd need to be unconscious to do that
Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel 20 dagen geleden
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chrismar29 21 dag geleden
I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands
Eddie Arcega
Eddie Arcega 21 dag geleden
It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades
Claribel Penick
Claribel Penick 21 dag geleden
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LAF filmfest
LAF filmfest 21 dag geleden
Thats wild!!!
Oliver McKay
Oliver McKay 21 dag geleden
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armybeef68 21 dag geleden
1:00 Why don't you intentionally fall and show us how it works? Scared? 2:03 Ignorance knows no bounds.
June's Outside Contact
June's Outside Contact 22 dagen geleden
NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.
Arizona Driver
Arizona Driver 22 dagen geleden
Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!
Québécois Foie Gras
Québécois Foie Gras 22 dagen geleden
Why do British find boring things exciting
Aquarius 22 dagen geleden
4:29 *_s n i p_*
Pandora TheClay
Pandora TheClay 22 dagen geleden
Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it
mark m
mark m 23 dagen geleden
I'm glad it will still take you down if you're unconscious, because that's what I would be after I looked down from up there🤮🤣
David G
David G 23 dagen geleden
that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google
Drew Lovelyhell
Drew Lovelyhell 23 dagen geleden
It's like being inside a spaceship!
YouTube-Kanal 23 dagen geleden
If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.
TheSeventhChild 23 dagen geleden
In the more than a decade of this channel I had to wonder if Tom had somehow managed to never abseil before.
Rain Gaming278
Rain Gaming278 23 dagen geleden
For some reason i thought it would be really badass and jump off with a parachute but its actually a rope which puts you in the ground safely, still a little badass ngl
jason ford
jason ford 23 dagen geleden
Cool stuff
shadowofthecandle 23 dagen geleden
Is no one talking about Tom's helmet's googly eyes??
Roselle Mariah
Roselle Mariah 24 dagen geleden
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Rimuru Fempist
Rimuru Fempist 24 dagen geleden
By the title I thought I stole like broke into a wind turbine and went to steal the emergency exit
Nikolas lima
Nikolas lima 24 dagen geleden
This gave me a unhealthy amount of anxiety
PDB's studios
PDB's studios 24 dagen geleden
thats a new turbine
KevDaGamer 24 dagen geleden
Ive got 2 wires on me, I've got 2 wires on me, I've got 1 wire on me.. WAIT WHAT! 🤣😁
Mark Allen
Mark Allen 24 dagen geleden
Shocked by this. Personally always thought the "emergency exit" was the Express, if you catch my drift
QuantumRads 24 dagen geleden
What if the break system fails and doesn't prevent him from going down slowly.
Raul McCai
Raul McCai 24 dagen geleden
Inertia driven, I'd have to take one apart before I d could trust it.
KC Smooth
KC Smooth 24 dagen geleden
I’ll never forget the photo of those two wind turbine workers trapped at the top during a fire. I’m glad they have better safety measures in place now.
nocalsteve 24 dagen geleden
Me: I’ve ONLY got two wires on me!
Anatolij86 24 dagen geleden
Honestly, the most amazing thing about this is there ain't a single cloud in that British sky.
Michael Penner
Michael Penner 25 dagen geleden
No way Jose
Tony Flies
Tony Flies 25 dagen geleden
I want a Tom Scott "I've Got 2 Wires On Me" t-shirt.
Greg Gonzalez
Greg Gonzalez 25 dagen geleden
What if there is a fire that breaks out? With that slow decent wouldn't the rope burn and snap before you're down?
Mbot02 25 dagen geleden
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