Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

3 күн мурун

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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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 5 күн мурун
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...!)
BENTIK soibam
BENTIK soibam Саат мурун
It's Ok To Be White
It's Ok To Be White 10 саат мурун
Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea
pedro andrade
pedro andrade 20 саат мурун
I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD
It is crazy..
Ahmed Hassan
Ahmed Hassan Күн мурун
@Kyle James KGglobal do be like that
Mohammed Shabin
Mohammed Shabin 30 мүнөт мурун
vee waiyawuth
vee waiyawuth 31 мүнөт мурун
Fun fact: all the wind you feel is created by these turbines. The same thing happens in space at a much bigger scale and we call that solar wind!
Michael Gallrauner
Michael Gallrauner 32 мүнөт мурун
Cudos to the cameraman too and didn't no the word abseil is used in English.
Jon Hart
Jon Hart 55 мүнөт мурун
It's capable of producing that energy BUT what's it's actual average energy yield.. also the cost in dead birds that prolly remains consistent.
Mark Lynskey
Mark Lynskey Саат мурун
Ah Tom, thats only a baby, lets see you do it from a Vestas V164.
Norman Саат мурун
Fred Dibnah would have used the emergency exit as the way up
Harry Penn
Harry Penn Саат мурун
Yeeeeaaaa I'm good thanks
Faris Here
Faris Here Саат мурун
Hypophobia Triggers😓
Colleen Harrison
Colleen Harrison Саат мурун
This was actually seriously cool
CRABSY6 2 саат мурун
How cool would it be if the exit was a parachute
byronpaul19 2 саат мурун
The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7
The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7 2 саат мурун
Always fancied that as a job (or aerial linesman) unfortunately not many wind farms near Birmingham, also I would imagine the weather puts a stop to play quite regularly
hootymcfrooty 2 саат мурун
Zalan 2 саат мурун
One new thing added to my bucket list
tim sharrett
tim sharrett 2 саат мурун
Yall got it easy try climbing 250 ft on a pegged cell tower.
Richard Short
Richard Short 2 саат мурун
I wonder if his sphincter has relaxed yet or tightened up don’t know how it would be effected. Mine would be puckered up so tight I wouldn’t could 💩 for a month
Lion_Knight 2 саат мурун
can we talk about the exit sign behind the ladder on the way up though. In case you are halfway down and forget how to get out.
Mahadi Hasan Tamim
Mahadi Hasan Tamim 2 саат мурун
Wow this is epic. Please go to the iss next time Tom!
Taking it to the Limit
Taking it to the Limit 2 саат мурун
Come along way from Fred Dibnah climbing a chimney
SerenDipity 2 саат мурун
On top of the turbine: What a great view Everywhere else: That windturbine is ruining the landscape abd creates horrible sounds that make people and animals leave
Joseph Wisniewski
Joseph Wisniewski 2 саат мурун
A previous employer did a VR application for a utility company that could, among other things, put you at the top of a turbine. It was sufficient for all my turbine needs, but you look like you had way more fun.
Adam Mullarkey
Adam Mullarkey 2 саат мурун
Next week, Tom takes the emergency exit from the ISS.
Noa 2 саат мурун
"It will lock in position" do I hear a CHALLENGE FOR *THE LOCK PICKING LAWYER???*
Kieran Brown
Kieran Brown 2 саат мурун
So judging by the movement of the wires going back up, someone was winding them by hand... Why don't they use those abseil fall arrests that wind the wire back up if there's no weight? Does the weight of a wire that long just make this unrealistic?
Сергей Петров
Сергей Петров 2 саат мурун
That's insane 😳
John Hoover
John Hoover 2 саат мурун
I would love to climb one of these. My mind can't help but flash to the video of the guy stuck at the top of a burning turbine who died. Maybe once a year would be better?
Jason Bagshaw
Jason Bagshaw 2 саат мурун
Crickey Tom that took some stones
Giyu Tomioka
Giyu Tomioka 2 саат мурун
I have school and I’m watching this at 1:58am
Boni Alvarez
Boni Alvarez 3 саат мурун
*I've got two wires on me*
Slatsky August
Slatsky August 3 саат мурун
Among us task 🥶🥶🤪🤪
MadTim 3 саат мурун
Thanks Tom, as someone with a fear of heights, I now have to dry my phone off…
RandomUser043 3 саат мурун
that descent seems really slow though.
Perfect Pizza
Perfect Pizza 3 саат мурун
I’m sure not many feelings come close to walking backwards off a turbine with just a rope. My heart rate went up with this I want to feel that rush
Jump_Start 3 саат мурун
I couldn’t get paid to do that
burningb24 3 саат мурун
You could not pay me enough .
Protista protista
Protista protista 3 саат мурун
Octopus will be our future energy supplier
ASHANT Zsi 3 саат мурун
So we just going to ignore the googly eyes on his helmet?
Rygel 3 саат мурун
Next video: Taking the escape tunnel el chapo used to break out of prison
minisham11 3 саат мурун
N O T P H O T O SHOP 100%
PK India
PK India 3 саат мурун
Tom always brings us out of the box content.
Tommy V
Tommy V 3 саат мурун
Phillip Ratliff
Phillip Ratliff 3 саат мурун
no thanks
beclops 3 саат мурун
This video is absolutely nerve-wracking for me. For some reason, I have a weird phobia of tall things/tall things in isolated areas, and I definitely have a fear of heights too. This is hitting both phobias at the same time.
carpballet 3 саат мурун
Is there a crew to clean all the bird blood off of the blades?
Eric Kajander
Eric Kajander 4 саат мурун
NNIVARK 4 саат мурун
Unafe Raptor
Unafe Raptor 4 саат мурун
KillBei 4 саат мурун
The guy is right, that looks like an awesome job.
IndianHead Logan
IndianHead Logan 4 саат мурун
Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.
IndianHead Logan
IndianHead Logan 4 саат мурун
It's so weird feeling claustrophobia in such a giant place
Kosta Zarikos
Kosta Zarikos 4 саат мурун
You couldn't pay me to do this. God dam
Carlo Bell
Carlo Bell 4 саат мурун
You are a very lucky dude.
Justin Raulinaitis
Justin Raulinaitis 4 саат мурун
That made me physically uncomfortable.
Ishank Sharma
Ishank Sharma 4 саат мурун
what a chad
Thor Mygind
Thor Mygind 4 саат мурун
I got two wires on me!
Rob Gardner
Rob Gardner 4 саат мурун
KGglobal kept thrusting this down my throat. This a dislike. Sorry
Jeff Routledge
Jeff Routledge 4 саат мурун
Wind turbines are ridiculous, hideous and totally inefficient bird killing eye sores. The greenies won't be happy until the entire country is littered with these ugly blots on our landscape. Tens of thousands of Bald Eagles killed already, but hey as long as the leftist ideology is being served... who cares? The cost to build one of these things far exceeds the amount of electricity it can produce before they need to be refurbished every 10 to 20 years. Just plain stupid.
Daniel Davy
Daniel Davy 5 саат мурун
And to think that this 50 m tall wind turbine is fairly small for current standards! There are already turbines with hub heights around 150 m, not even accounting for the blade length. That's a 50-storey building, truly shocking!
James Sun
James Sun 5 саат мурун
Have you guys watched Chinese workers eating lunch and do repairs on the top of electric tower
Michael 5 саат мурун
Who seen the picture of the workers standing on the wind turbine while the only exit down is on fire . They where trapped and died
Adam G
Adam G 5 саат мурун
Honestly climbing this doesn’t seem bad at all you. You’re enclosed most of the time. If the lab we was on the outside it’d be a different story
Matti Latvala
Matti Latvala 5 саат мурун
WE ALL REMEMBER those 2 men standing on a burning windmill.😢 I would carry a small basejump chute.
Angelo Moncada
Angelo Moncada 5 саат мурун
Fuuuuuuuuu(k that noise!
Galaxie Lion
Galaxie Lion 5 саат мурун
0:19 is capable of killing around 10.1 birds each year.
Joe Peach
Joe Peach 5 саат мурун
Just a great video and experience!
Paula Hildebrandt
Paula Hildebrandt 5 саат мурун
Why has Tom Cruise not thought to include this in the M-I movies???
Galaxie Lion
Galaxie Lion 5 саат мурун
Cool, but why though?
Regan Parenton
Regan Parenton 5 саат мурун
I talk about climate change on my channel.
K M 5 саат мурун
I have a turbine on my farm and I want to go up and take a good arial photo of my farm
Tremolux Man
Tremolux Man 5 саат мурун
Do the letters NFW ring a bell?
Water_feind 5 саат мурун
Gabriel Franco
Gabriel Franco 6 саат мурун
Cool video very informative
Big Ern McCracken
Big Ern McCracken 6 саат мурун
I’m not too good with heights, so I’m gonna have to take a hard pass. Rather, a hard “Aw heyl naw!” But I have such appreciation for the engineers and safety teams that do their best to ensure that these wonders of architecture and technology remain safe for the crews that operate and maintain them.
Random Person
Random Person 6 саат мурун
Young Tom Scott: (drops drums and cymbals) Tom Scott now: (drops himself from a wind turbine)
binkymagnus 6 саат мурун
I’ve used a descender kind of like this. And every single time I forget to stand up at the bottom and end up on my butt. Lots of fun though.
Hu Tao
Hu Tao 6 саат мурун
I’m terrified of ladders. This guy went 50 meters up and then went all the way down
Mason 6 саат мурун
Ah yes, an emergency exit descent at 0.1 mph.
zZiL341yRj736 6 саат мурун
I saw a horror movie with a short story set in the wind turbine! Was it the Mortuary Collections?
FrenchFrye0521 6 саат мурун
how am i supposed to sleep when this is in my recommended
Simon Lenart
Simon Lenart 6 саат мурун
Wish the ones in my area were like that, when they break they stay broken and oil for lubrication constantly oozes out ruining the land around it
17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer
17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer 6 саат мурун
Now if only they could figure out a way for these things to generate enough energy to cover their construction, installation, maintenance and decomissioning energy impact. Pity is, they don't.
Booty Messiah
Booty Messiah 6 саат мурун
Now go tunnel through the trays of a refining fractionation column
Tortise 6 саат мурун
I love the googly eyes.
Joe Fish
Joe Fish 7 саат мурун
The reason for the inertia decent system was that interior turbine fire when that technician died on the outside.
Noob Of The Violin
Noob Of The Violin 7 саат мурун
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.
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith 7 саат мурун
Love the green ‘stairs down’ stickers. Who’d guess they’re elsewhere?
Corey 7 саат мурун
wonder how many times people got stuck before they added the exit?
runcap dp2
runcap dp2 7 саат мурун
Id say the biggest need for that is fire. Theres clips on KGglobal of workers trapped on top due to fire and they had no way down. Might be very uncommon but has happened.
Douglas Brown
Douglas Brown 7 саат мурун
gbalmain 7 саат мурун
eggstu 7 саат мурун
Sweaty palms instantly when you walked down the side. Holy cow
wolf 7 саат мурун
Yikes! 5-5-2021
KaЯma The Schemer
KaЯma The Schemer 7 саат мурун
After seeing those guy on top of the flaming one it's a nice change of pace Stay safe out there
chunky lover
chunky lover 7 саат мурун
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.
Luke C
Luke C 7 саат мурун
How cool! I like the googly eyes on your helmet. =)
1 1
1 1 7 саат мурун
imagine how strong those wires are when theres 2 massive metal balls weighing them down
Brandon Kilian
Brandon Kilian 8 саат мурун
Curious... who else's palms sweated like crazy during this video?
General Hammond
General Hammond 8 саат мурун
I think he's got two wires...
Susan Scovill
Susan Scovill 8 саат мурун
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