Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 mai. 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 ScottAcum 8 Zile
    • @Kalel Alex Yea, been using Flixzone for months myself =)

      Dean AngeloDean AngeloAcum oră
    • 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 AlexAcum oră
    • Asoo

      ossousossousAcum o Zi
    • Why can i only see half of your hand in 5:03 ? Is it because of the selfie stick?

      Matthijs SchrijversMatthijs SchrijversAcum o Zi
    • @Aidan Pryde oh ,thanks

      Isaac StarlingIsaac StarlingAcum o Zi
  • Can't help but think of that video with the two repairmen stuck on the burning turbine

    d1ckyj0nesd1ckyj0nesAcum oră
  • You remember those two guys who burnt to death one jumped on the windmill

    Hexus MexusHexus MexusAcum oră
  • by then.

    mikin liroumikin lirouAcum oră
  • The 360 camera was a great tool for this video amazing

    • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

      mikin liroumikin lirouAcum oră
  • Me with vertigo: wow nice

    ABAlphaBetaABAlphaBetaAcum 2 ore
  • When I went up a wind turbine as a teenager there where no ropes or safety, we just had gloves to not slip that easy. Also it was a lot wider and higher, I remember how scary it was hanging on a ladder 30m over a steel plate.

    IsmalithIsmalithAcum 3 ore
  • Cameraman: I am light years ahead

    aspireaspireAcum 3 ore
  • i really wanna rappel down that

    Walter WaltersonWalter WaltersonAcum 3 ore
  • No. That’s scary AF!

    George GildenhuysGeorge GildenhuysAcum 4 ore
  • My.Hands.Are.Sweating.Profusely

    unbreakable footageunbreakable footageAcum 6 ore
  • Why not stairs? Stairs are more safer, You can even add barriers to them, Theres so much space in it!

    Roblox PlayerRoblox PlayerAcum 6 ore
  • Any OnlyConnectFans here?

    Kombi 88Kombi 88Acum 6 ore
  • How did the cameramen record the descent? By drone?

    boulderbash19700209boulderbash19700209Acum 6 ore
  • Sitting here with a thought. Are you brave or stupid? Personally, I hate heights, so it was hard to watch the video.

    Daniel SchwitzkyDaniel SchwitzkyAcum 6 ore
  • ᴵᶠ ᵃⁿʸᵒⁿᵉ ˢᵉᵉ ᵐʸ ˢᵐᵃˡˡ ᵗᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉⁿᵗ ᵗʰᵉⁿ ʰᵉˡᵖ ᵐᵉ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᶜʰ 100 ˢᵘᵇˢᶜʳᶦᵇᵉʳˢ ᶦⁿ ¹ ᵈᵃʸ.

    Speedy Wheels pakSpeedy Wheels pakAcum 7 ore
  • dangit I thought they were using a magnetic brake

    Harry MuHarry MuAcum 7 ore
  • Tom's just experiencing everything with a ROlabel channel as a cover

    Sharp XenonSharp XenonAcum 7 ore
  • If I wasn't unconscious during the emergency descent, I would be before I reached the ground.

    Appalachian WandererAppalachian WandererAcum 8 ore
  • That's a fancy prusic hitch ... how much that set you back ?

    S MaksymivS MaksymivAcum 10 ore
  • My Hands: 💧💧💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💧💧💧💧💦💧💦💦💧💧💦💦💦💧💧💦💦💦

    Wv44Wv44Acum 10 ore
  • Honestly. The transition from stading upright to perpendicular to the wall is the scariest part. Once harness system is taut and your legs are parallel it's suddenly fun again.

    Lea KLea KAcum 10 ore
  • If I was you, I'd be I'd be like "I'm gonna die"

    mohammad rezamohammad rezaAcum 11 ore
  • Can you imagine passing out, then someone yeets you out the emergency exit just for you to wake up on the way down

    shani yanshani yanAcum 14 ore
  • I could definitely feel something tightening up as got out on top of the turbine...

    CarnbyarstCarnbyarstAcum 14 ore
    • Next Episode... NASA: Tom, you want to go on a trip to the ISS? Tom: Only if I can do a space walk.

      shani yanshani yanAcum 14 ore
  • Hands literally pissing.... anyone else?

    carloshpbrcarloshpbrAcum 16 ore
  • i suddenly would be okay to work on turbines

    FloatingToa5tFloatingToa5tAcum 16 ore
  • So the emergency escape system is a RAT with a double rope abseil system who conveniently happens to be there the day you need an escape? Even though the guy said the emergency escape system is an inertia real descender? Also, in the UK, a HART, SORT, mountain rescue, or SAR Helicopter can and do rescue injured personnel from a turbine, including offshore turbine installations

    Beam TradingBeam TradingAcum 17 ore
  • This video proves how unpractical and inefficient wind turbines are. Each turbine requires 15 years of uninterrupted running in order to offset the carbon emissions required to produce said wind turbine but that is seldom the case, they will last 7-8 years at best. Wind turbines constantly break, require constant maintenance, repair, and replacement parts where it's not even viable to keep making them until they can actually run for the 15 years necessary.

    madera648madera648Acum 17 ore
  • Nope!

    Steve KratzSteve KratzAcum 18 ore
  • Should have had this in The Netherlands. Two young men died when the wind turbine caught fire while they were on top. They had the choice. Try to descend the ladder and burn in the flames or jump off from the top and hope you make it. One jumped but did not make it. The other, who was a 21 year old mechanic, tried the ladder and died in the flames. It was a sad day

    Dutchie MDutchie MAcum 18 ore
  • 4:12 Tom Scott defusing a bomb

    Hari MistryHari MistryAcum 19 ore
  • Very interesting 👌

    Bernard HodgsonBernard HodgsonAcum 19 ore
  • Gone are the days of men will balls like Fred Dibnah. I Must admit having done absailing myself that would have been quite nerve racking.

    Ben CrawshawBen CrawshawAcum 19 ore
  • Stepping off the edge is the scary part of any abseil. Once you get your legs free and you can still feel you have weigh, especially around where the ropes fasten to your harness, it becomes fun. But how I hate those few seconds going over the edge...

    True RiverTrue RiverAcum 20 ore

    Tony MontanaTony MontanaAcum 20 ore
  • They need it! Windmill maintenance has the highest death rate out of all the energy sources. More people have died, in the last decade in the UK alone, then all of nuclear energy production in history!

    DeliriousIntentionsDeliriousIntentionsAcum 20 ore
  • Used to work for these guys, the views from the top was one of the best parts of the job.

    nikolait5nikolait5Acum 20 ore
  • Also emergency pants change when you reach the ground

    derek876544derek876544Acum 20 ore
  • I didnt even make it to the outside shots before I couldn't watch any more, fear of heights x,x

    NovaProspekt1337NovaProspekt1337Acum 21 oră
  • Next Episode... NASA: Tom, you want to go on a trip to the ISS? Tom: Only if I can do a space walk.

    freggofreggoAcum 21 oră
  • *sweaty palms intensifies*

    Lapiz LazuliLapiz LazuliAcum 21 oră
  • ..and this is why I am not a youtuber :) My heart stopped just watching this.

    Andrew NAndrew NAcum 21 oră
  • We manufacture these emergency descent systems here in India for a German company, and gets installed in all these wind turbines. It’s got an internal gearing and brake system which works on centripetal force and slows you down if you go faster than a set velocity. Quite clever little mechanism, but has to be made precisely, somebody’s life depends on it. Happy to see this video!

    Gautham RamGautham RamAcum 21 oră
    • P. S there is also a high speed electric chain hoist in the nacelle of the wind turbine which is used to lift and lower tools and equipment. We also manufacture the chain hoist for many wind turbine OEMs, also for EWT :)

      Gautham RamGautham RamAcum 9 ore
  • You should at least train with it more just because it’s the last resort does not mean it shouldn’t be practiced

    TempVoTempVoAcum 21 oră
  • You don’t train with it often because ideally you shouldn’t need it!? Sorry but that’s a real piss poor excuse for not training on something that could save your life. Buildings have fire drills every 6 months but I can’t even remember the last time I heard of a building needing to actually be evacuated because of a fire.

    Doc HollidayDoc HollidayAcum 22 ore
  • 🤩🤩🤩🤩

    Stephen MaherStephen MaherAcum 22 ore
  • I wish I could jump too, with the safety equipment of course 😁

    Sherlyn FernandesSherlyn FernandesAcum 22 ore
  • Sad thing about this is a lot of people will just never realise just how imppossibly hard it is to just step off the top of that and absail down. Respect!!

    cqvio dolicqvio doliAcum 22 ore
  • I illegally climb cranes, i dont wanna work construction but this seems cool af

    T H O N K I N G I N T E N S I F I E ST H O N K I N G I N T E N S I F I E SAcum 22 ore
    • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

      cqvio dolicqvio doliAcum 22 ore
  • ooo i wonder how the fans have mysteriously broken themselves today up i gooooo

    John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Johnstar IVJohn Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Johnstar IVAcum 23 ore
  • The thumbnail reminded me of the two young engineers that died in a wind turbine fire a few years back :(

    JonathanJonathanAcum o Zi
  • Lets just say it... Any safety is good stuff

    Bassfear_Bassfear_Acum o Zi
  • that was AWESOME

    A GuyA GuyAcum o Zi
  • "Look at that view!" *boring brown muddy grass fields below*

    IonaIonaAcum o Zi
  • If only they had an emergency exit for those two engineers who were stuck up a turbine during a fire, where one jumped for it and the other burned.

    Gabriel TobingGabriel TobingAcum o Zi
  • Corona virus didn't work now they are throwing rockets at us

    Raymond JohnstonRaymond JohnstonAcum o Zi
  • 随着22届世界法轮大法日在即,马萨诸塞州参议院和众议院发表官方引用其祝贺新英格兰法轮大法协会。 马萨诸塞州参议院的引文 参议院引用承认“法轮大法社区的弹性在逆境和承诺,以真,善,忍的原则的,在22之际届世界法轮大法日的周年纪念日。 麻省众议院引文 众议院引文中写道:“马萨诸塞州众议院对马萨诸塞州的法轮大法协会表示最诚挚的祝贺,以庆祝法轮大法日的庆祝活动。全体成员致以最良好的祝愿,并表

    tyuhf sdftvhutyuhf sdftvhuAcum o Zi
  • 4:13 OH HELL NO!!

    Mr. BlueMr. BlueAcum o Zi
  • Wouldn’t get me up there if you welded me to the ladder

    Oenomaus left eyeOenomaus left eyeAcum o Zi
  • Interesting video beats sitting in front of a computer screen all day

    Aloysius FlarteyAloysius FlarteyAcum o Zi
  • Once again living vicariously through Tom Scott

    RantKidRantKidAcum o Zi
  • No wind blowing. Thank God for that.

    Abdul WasehAbdul WasehAcum o Zi
  • Wow, kudos for doing that Tom

    unapalomablancunapalomablancAcum o Zi
  • I'd faint just thinking I gotta go down the outside

    george bensongeorge bensonAcum o Zi
  • I'm good with dirty old blood stained oil. It stays on the ground

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  • Hailo!

    Bimon1234567Bimon1234567Acum o Zi
  • Okay, but everything about this is legit so cool

    Jast MallatJast MallatAcum o Zi
  • Iv seen the video of the fire and i dont think they made it y didnt they have one of these

    NewwavepressureNewwavepressureAcum o Zi
  • I’m sure they have procedures they are following, but those belay knots scare the crap out of me. You do a double 8 and a safety for absolutely foolproof visual confirmation that a knot is sound.

    LloydLloydAcum o Zi
  • ok yep that is one job that i could never do

    Trey TTrey TAcum o Zi
  • i find it nice that people ask if you’d like to check out their stuff and you saying yes to it

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnrAcum o Zi
  • So... what’s the procedure if you’re on the top with no way down and a fire is going on inside the turbine? Well besides jumping to your death.

    Braindoner101Braindoner101Acum o Zi
    • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnrAcum o Zi
  • I just realised that the thumbnail of this tom scott video uses a red circle!!11! however, it was done wrong! the red circle isn't supposed to actually point something out 😂

    Henninger HenningstoneHenninger HenningstoneAcum o Zi
  • the thing looks like a side ways ceiling fan on a stand

    Joshua FergusonJoshua FergusonAcum o Zi
  • Nice like / dislike ratio!

    Olli KärkkäinenOlli KärkkäinenAcum o Zi
  • I was up some 16ft ladders, my latest vid baby steps, now I think they were just ant steps, cheese n spice that's high. and a shed load of nopes from me!

    The kilted gardener!The kilted gardener!Acum o Zi
  • Damn you have balls out of steel bro 😂 high respect 👍👍

    Agenda2020Agenda2020Acum o Zi
  • O M G not something I would want to do

    tigress63tigress63Acum o Zi
  • I thought I saw a video of 3 workers who died when they were stuck on a burning wind turbine, so what happened there to the fail-safe safety devices. Going out and over with just those wire holding you, I just wouldn't have to guts and my legs would be like jello.

    Michael TowlerMichael TowlerAcum o Zi
  • 'I've got two wires on me, I'VE GOT TWO WIRESSS'. ...and pants full of s**t.

    The SlapThe SlapAcum o Zi
  • My stomach was not amused while watching this video

    OliverOliverAcum o Zi
  • are we gonna talk about the 2 googly eyes on tom's hat?

    Rebel Greninja • 69 years agoRebel Greninja • 69 years agoAcum o Zi
  • Not gonna lie. I dont know if I would be able to do this.

    Michel SakakiniMichel SakakiniAcum o Zi
  • I would much rather fall off a six foot ladder than fall wearing a slider (or grabber as we call them in the US). The lanyard attached to your harness stretches several feet before stopping you, and you _will_ be slammed into the steel ladder in the process and left dangling God knows how high off the ground. Hopefully you weren't hurt too bad in the process, b/c now you have to climb all the way back down. This guy is either completely downplaying, or doesn't truly understand, the risk.

    James BarcaJames BarcaAcum o Zi
  • My dad works at the top of a wind turbine!

    Mr MirechMr MirechAcum o Zi
  • Only problem with octopus energy is that the octupus symbol just flatout reminds me of Hydra

    Heather BlackwellHeather BlackwellAcum o Zi
  • Great to see the insides of one of these! Cheers.

    Thank you For ComingThank you For ComingAcum o Zi
  • @4:27 It took me a moment to consciously clock that the selfie-stick was edited out, and I presume automatically.

    Tom RosbothamTom RosbothamAcum o Zi
  • 200% Mark for Mic 🎤

    Huzza TV - DreamBookHuzza TV - DreamBookAcum o Zi
  • I use Octopus evergy too.

    Vineeth RajVineeth RajAcum o Zi
  • 4:52 It's all fun and games until the wind blows you around to the other side into the path of the rotating blades! :-o

    Poly HexamethylPoly HexamethylAcum o Zi
  • Amazing video, looks like fun!

    RyRy WagsRyRy WagsAcum o Zi
  • NOPE

    ScriptrScriptrAcum o Zi
  • Thanks for the cameraman for being creative mode to record the video

    Domination GamingDomination GamingAcum o Zi
  • My god that was so scary I kind of felt the nervousness that Tom felt ngl

    Thirdie DinautoThirdie DinautoAcum o Zi
  • I thought they have a parachute at top for emergency.

    Baljeet SinghBaljeet SinghAcum o Zi
  • Before a single blade hits a bird or bat, their lungs explode from the low pressure created by windmills

    Ernie DErnie DAcum o Zi
  • this is a small turbine compared to the ones in my backyard.

    Crystal LakeCrystal LakeAcum o Zi
  • Alternative title: "How to Freak Out, While Maintain a Professional Demeanor"

    Kris CarlisleKris CarlisleAcum o Zi