Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3 מאי 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 Scott5 ימים לפני
    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

      It's Ok To Be WhiteIt's Ok To Be White8 שעות לפני
    • I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD

      pedro andradepedro andrade18 שעות לפני
    • It is crazy..

    • @Kyle James ILworld do be like that

      Ahmed HassanAhmed Hassanיום לפני
    • Wanna come to my house? I don't own a company but k can make tea

      VexcenotVexcenotיום לפני
  • Fred Dibnah would have used the emergency exit as the way up

    NormanNorman3 דקות לפני
  • Yeeeeaaaa I'm good thanks

    Harry PennHarry Penn10 דקות לפני
  • Hypophobia Triggers😓

    Faris HereFaris Here12 דקות לפני
  • This was actually seriously cool

    Colleen HarrisonColleen Harrison17 דקות לפני
  • How cool would it be if the exit was a parachute

    CRABSY6CRABSY629 דקות לפני
  • Scary!

    byronpaul19byronpaul1930 דקות לפני
  • 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

    The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX737 דקות לפני
  • Epic

    hootymcfrootyhootymcfrooty37 דקות לפני
  • One new thing added to my bucket list

    ZalanZalan39 דקות לפני
  • Yall got it easy try climbing 250 ft on a pegged cell tower.

    tim sharretttim sharrett39 דקות לפני
  • 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

    Richard ShortRichard Short41 דקה לפני
  • 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.

    Lion_KnightLion_Knight43 דקות לפני
  • Wow this is epic. Please go to the iss next time Tom!

    Mahadi Hasan TamimMahadi Hasan Tamim45 דקות לפני
  • Come along way from Fred Dibnah climbing a chimney

    Taking it to the LimitTaking it to the Limit49 דקות לפני
  • 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

    SerenDipitySerenDipity53 דקות לפני
  • 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.

    Joseph WisniewskiJoseph Wisniewski57 דקות לפני
  • Next week, Tom takes the emergency exit from the ISS.

    Adam MullarkeyAdam Mullarkeyשעה לפני
  • "It will lock in position" do I hear a CHALLENGE FOR *THE LOCK PICKING LAWYER???*

    NoaNoaשעה לפני
  • 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?

    Kieran BrownKieran Brownשעה לפני
  • That's insane 😳

    Сергей ПетровСергей Петровשעה לפני
  • 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?

    John HooverJohn Hooverשעה לפני
  • Crickey Tom that took some stones

    Jason BagshawJason Bagshawשעה לפני
  • I have school and I’m watching this at 1:58am

    Giyu TomiokaGiyu Tomiokaשעה לפני
  • *I've got two wires on me*

    Boni AlvarezBoni Alvarezשעה לפני
  • Among us task 🥶🥶🤪🤪

    Slatsky AugustSlatsky Augustשעה לפני
  • Thanks Tom, as someone with a fear of heights, I now have to dry my phone off…

    MadTimMadTimשעה לפני
  • that descent seems really slow though.

    RandomUser043RandomUser043שעה לפני
  • 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

    Perfect PizzaPerfect Pizzaשעה לפני
  • I couldn’t get paid to do that

    Jump_StartJump_Startשעה לפני
  • You could not pay me enough .

    burningb24burningb24שעה לפני
  • Octopus will be our future energy supplier

    Protista protistaProtista protistaשעה לפני
  • So we just going to ignore the googly eyes on his helmet?

    ASHANT ZsiASHANT Zsiשעה לפני
  • Next video: Taking the escape tunnel el chapo used to break out of prison

    RygelRygel2 שעות לפני
  • N O T P H O T O SHOP 100%

    minisham11minisham112 שעות לפני
  • Tom always brings us out of the box content.

    PK IndiaPK India2 שעות לפני
  • Nope!

    Tommy VTommy V2 שעות לפני
  • no thanks

    Phillip RatliffPhillip Ratliff2 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    beclopsbeclops2 שעות לפני
  • Is there a crew to clean all the bird blood off of the blades?

    carpballetcarpballet2 שעות לפני

    Eric KajanderEric Kajander2 שעות לפני

    NNIVARKNNIVARK2 שעות לפני
  • Epic!!!

    Unafe RaptorUnafe Raptor2 שעות לפני
  • The guy is right, that looks like an awesome job.

    KillBeiKillBei2 שעות לפני
  • Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

    IndianHead LoganIndianHead Logan2 שעות לפני
  • It's so weird feeling claustrophobia in such a giant place

    IndianHead LoganIndianHead Logan2 שעות לפני
  • You couldn't pay me to do this. God dam

    Kosta ZarikosKosta Zarikos2 שעות לפני
  • You are a very lucky dude.

    Carlo BellCarlo Bell2 שעות לפני
  • That made me physically uncomfortable.

    Justin RaulinaitisJustin Raulinaitis3 שעות לפני
  • what a chad

    Ishank SharmaIshank Sharma3 שעות לפני
  • I got two wires on me!

    Thor MygindThor Mygind3 שעות לפני
  • ILworld kept thrusting this down my throat. This a dislike. Sorry

    Rob GardnerRob Gardner3 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    Jeff RoutledgeJeff Routledge3 שעות לפני
  • 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!

    Daniel DavyDaniel Davy3 שעות לפני
  • Have you guys watched Chinese workers eating lunch and do repairs on the top of electric tower

    James SunJames Sun3 שעות לפני
  • 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

    MichaelMichael3 שעות לפני
  • 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

    Adam GAdam G3 שעות לפני
  • WE ALL REMEMBER those 2 men standing on a burning windmill.😢 I would carry a small basejump chute.

    Matti LatvalaMatti Latvala4 שעות לפני
  • Fuuuuuuuuu(k that noise!

    Angelo MoncadaAngelo Moncada4 שעות לפני
  • 0:19 is capable of killing around 10.1 birds each year.

    Galaxie LionGalaxie Lion4 שעות לפני
  • Just a great video and experience!

    Joe PeachJoe Peach4 שעות לפני
  • Why has Tom Cruise not thought to include this in the M-I movies???

    Paula HildebrandtPaula Hildebrandt4 שעות לפני
  • Cool, but why though?

    Galaxie LionGalaxie Lion4 שעות לפני
  • I talk about climate change on my channel.

    Regan ParentonRegan Parenton4 שעות לפני
  • I have a turbine on my farm and I want to go up and take a good arial photo of my farm

    K MK M4 שעות לפני
  • Do the letters NFW ring a bell?

    Tremolux ManTremolux Man4 שעות לפני
  • Nope

    Water_feindWater_feind4 שעות לפני
  • Cool video very informative

    Gabriel FrancoGabriel Franco4 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    Big Ern McCrackenBig Ern McCracken4 שעות לפני
  • Young Tom Scott: (drops drums and cymbals) Tom Scott now: (drops himself from a wind turbine)

    Random PersonRandom Person4 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    binkymagnusbinkymagnus4 שעות לפני
  • I’m terrified of ladders. This guy went 50 meters up and then went all the way down

    Hu TaoHu Tao4 שעות לפני
  • Ah yes, an emergency exit descent at 0.1 mph.

    MasonMason4 שעות לפני
  • I saw a horror movie with a short story set in the wind turbine! Was it the Mortuary Collections?

    zZiL341yRj736zZiL341yRj7365 שעות לפני
  • how am i supposed to sleep when this is in my recommended

    FrenchFrye0521FrenchFrye05215 שעות לפני
  • 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

    Simon LenartSimon Lenart5 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer17 cm mittlerer Minenwerfer5 שעות לפני
  • Now go tunnel through the trays of a refining fractionation column

    Booty MessiahBooty Messiah5 שעות לפני
  • I love the googly eyes.

    TortiseTortise5 שעות לפני
  • The reason for the inertia decent system was that interior turbine fire when that technician died on the outside.

    Joe FishJoe Fish5 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    Noob Of The ViolinNoob Of The Violin5 שעות לפני
  • Love the green ‘stairs down’ stickers. Who’d guess they’re elsewhere?

    Daniel SmithDaniel Smith5 שעות לפני
  • wonder how many times people got stuck before they added the exit?

    CoreyCorey5 שעות לפני
  • Id say the biggest need for that is fire. Theres clips on ILworld of workers trapped on top due to fire and they had no way down. Might be very uncommon but has happened.

    runcap dp2runcap dp25 שעות לפני
  • WOW

    Douglas BrownDouglas Brown5 שעות לפני
  • Nope.

    gbalmaingbalmain5 שעות לפני
  • Sweaty palms instantly when you walked down the side. Holy cow

    eggstueggstu6 שעות לפני
  • Yikes! 5-5-2021

    wolfwolf6 שעות לפני
  • After seeing those guy on top of the flaming one it's a nice change of pace Stay safe out there

    KaЯma The SchemerKaЯma The Schemer6 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    chunky loverchunky lover6 שעות לפני
  • How cool! I like the googly eyes on your helmet. =)

    Luke CLuke C6 שעות לפני
  • imagine how strong those wires are when theres 2 massive metal balls weighing them down

    1 11 16 שעות לפני
  • Curious... who else's palms sweated like crazy during this video?

    Brandon KilianBrandon Kilian6 שעות לפני
  • I think he's got two wires...

    General HammondGeneral Hammond6 שעות לפני

    Susan ScovillSusan Scovill6 שעות לפני
  • My ILworld sent me a noticication for this I’m not complaining tho

    coolhunter mattcoolhunter matt6 שעות לפני
  • Love how your hard hat had eyes on the front. I'd imagine it was part of the octopus energy branding for a "novice" technician. Would've been cooler if they were wobbly googly eyes. :D

    Thomas KrollThomas Kroll6 שעות לפני
  • 1:19 Clever use of the 360° camera

    LARAUJOLARAUJO6 שעות לפני
  • Nice, people who face heights should always get credit. I've done a lot of things but the nervousness never really goes away.

    naxel37naxel376 שעות לפני
  • nope

    cressheadcresshead6 שעות לפני