Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

Avaldati 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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Tom Scott
  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    11 päeva tagasi

    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...!)

    • Teut Hamer

      Teut Hamer

      6 tundi tagasi

      Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

    • Victor Graf

      Victor Graf

      Päev tagasi


    • Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!

      Dan Quayles ITS SPELT POTATOE!

      2 päeva tagasi

      Yes but being 50 meters up is far more scary than 6 foot up!

    • Paf


      2 päeva tagasi

      @AcogR6 what did kings of kings say

    • Dean Angelo

      Dean Angelo

      2 päeva tagasi

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

  • Ascertivus


    Tund tagasi

    I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

  • GAMED 21

    GAMED 21

    Tund tagasi

    when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone

  • over 9061

    over 9061

    2 tundi tagasi

    i would be so scared

  • Evan Snyder

    Evan Snyder

    2 tundi tagasi

    I hold a class 1 Medical License for aviation. I wonder how different mine are to theirs.

  • TheMeow_YT


    3 tundi tagasi

    You can go in them?

  • stevespyder


    6 tundi tagasi

    I would be rappelling down, much quicker. should try climbing northern Ontario fire towers. some up to 400' high, with ladders exposed to the environment. fun on a windy day...

  • Hanna Maria

    Hanna Maria

    6 tundi tagasi

    can i- please do this?

  • Teut Hamer

    Teut Hamer

    6 tundi tagasi

    Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!

  • Polywant Acracker

    Polywant Acracker

    7 tundi tagasi

    I'm a big fan of this video

  • Bbomb


    8 tundi tagasi

    wow, that was some advanced green screen.

  • Shx & Mix

    Shx & Mix

    9 tundi tagasi

    Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

  • Borat Sagdiyev

    Borat Sagdiyev

    9 tundi tagasi

    Would be better to have a spiral slide to take you back down

  • ACoustaDC


    10 tundi tagasi

    I would be out.... passed out as soon as I got to the top.

  • Broda Yoda

    Broda Yoda

    10 tundi tagasi


  • gary busey experience

    gary busey experience

    12 tundi tagasi

    I climb towers. Real ones. Good job not freezing up

  • Melvin Muddfuckle

    Melvin Muddfuckle

    13 tundi tagasi

    Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    • hen ko

      hen ko

      12 tundi tagasi

      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

  • Pointy Morper

    Pointy Morper

    13 tundi tagasi

    What a thrill...

  • Ralph Malph

    Ralph Malph

    13 tundi tagasi

    Neoliberal jackass propaganda

  • Bob Marley

    Bob Marley

    14 tundi tagasi

    You have balls of steel to do a "trust fall" at that height. just wow

  • kirk Shotton

    kirk Shotton

    14 tundi tagasi

    "I've got two wires on me,I've got 2 wires on me":)

  • Woodape


    15 tundi tagasi

    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.

  • Unkwn User

    Unkwn User

    15 tundi tagasi

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

  • Listen


    15 tundi tagasi

    Now I want to see the guy who was filming the descent

  • Tania Thorn

    Tania Thorn

    16 tundi tagasi

    The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

  • S10rm Trooper

    S10rm Trooper

    17 tundi tagasi

    So how long did it take to get down that way vs other way?

  • poetcomic1


    17 tundi tagasi

    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.

  • Nesy


    17 tundi tagasi

    *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

  • Richard E

    Richard E

    17 tundi tagasi

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

  • Mike JW

    Mike JW

    18 tundi tagasi

    Speak English

  • timothy bax

    timothy bax

    18 tundi tagasi

    Gotta love the flat view.

  • gotnoshoes99


    18 tundi tagasi

    Now do it in the dark during an ice storm with 60 kmph wind.

  • Bigyeti Technologies

    Bigyeti Technologies

    18 tundi tagasi

    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

  • Logan does stuff

    Logan does stuff

    18 tundi tagasi

    Can’t stop watching

  • Swe3ets


    20 tundi tagasi

    i would want a parachute

  • Mandula Abogada

    Mandula Abogada

    23 tundi tagasi

    One thing for sure turbines will never leave a carbon footprint.

  • TheBlacktom


    Päev tagasi

    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!!!

  • Roderick Cronin

    Roderick Cronin

    Päev tagasi

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

  • french croissant

    french croissant

    Päev tagasi

    i love the google eyes

  • King Croc

    King Croc

    Päev tagasi

    i can barely stand watching this i keep getting that heights feeling
    and its starting to bother me

  • Brian Reinhardt

    Brian Reinhardt

    Päev tagasi

    Emergency: a broken ankle
    EMERGENCY: a broken tower

  • MoneyMuffin


    Päev tagasi

    just use a water elevator

  • Bxndslol


    Päev tagasi

    My anxiety rised so much at 4:28 😂😂😂

  • ninepuchar1


    Päev tagasi

    Turbine height is the height of COLOSSAL TITAN😶

  • neenmach


    Päev tagasi


  • Gallardo6669


    Päev tagasi

    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).

  • goalie2998


    Päev tagasi

    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.

  • Shane Flett

    Shane Flett

    Päev tagasi

    welcome to the sweaty hand club, come in, we got drinks

  • HappyCrying Cat

    HappyCrying Cat

    Päev tagasi

    I hate when he's at the top you can see the entire thing move

  • Dancing cow

    Dancing cow

    Päev tagasi


  • The Kilted Veteran

    The Kilted Veteran

    Päev tagasi

    Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

  • Cassie


    Päev tagasi

    Ah yes, the Fight, flight, or "I've got two wires on me" response.

  • Squeeky Clean

    Squeeky Clean

    Päev tagasi

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

    • Cassie


      Päev tagasi


  • youssef le gamer

    youssef le gamer

    Päev tagasi

    Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

  • Erin Meow

    Erin Meow

    Päev tagasi

    We have these beauties in Albany on the southern tip of Western Australia. They're phenomenal!

  • JWP


    Päev tagasi

    Tom "Two Wires" Scott

  • Yezpahr


    Päev tagasi

    Anybody else's legs went numb when: 4:25

  • Joerg Sonnenberger

    Joerg Sonnenberger

    Päev tagasi

    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 :)

  • William Napier

    William Napier

    Päev tagasi

    Watching him step off was the most nervewracking thing for someone with a fear of heights

  • Lina Machado

    Lina Machado

    Päev tagasi

    I wonder how long it took for people to notice the googly eyes on Tom's hard hat. 🤔

  • Mohamed Mubarak

    Mohamed Mubarak

    Päev tagasi

    I've got two wires on me. I've got two wires on me 😂😂😂. Convincing himself 🤣

  • SirWrender


    Päev tagasi

    "I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me I've got two wires on me" hahahahaha love it

  • Frankie Chileman

    Frankie Chileman

    Päev tagasi

    No thanks I'm fine right here.. 😜

  • DarkShadowsX5


    Päev tagasi

    "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.

  • DAGATHire


    Päev tagasi

    ok where do i signup for that job!

  • KraliMishev


    Päev tagasi

    I wish I had the chill energy this dude Ben has.

  • B


    Päev tagasi

    Those googly eyes on his helmet

  • Prfctdrk


    Päev tagasi

    Blue shirt EWT guy sounds very much like the Icelandic accent

  • FD B

    FD B

    Päev tagasi


  • John B

    John B

    Päev tagasi

    The center of the turbine looks like the inside of a space station.

  • Public Public

    Public Public

    Päev tagasi

    You made the same kind of noises I'd make IF I were doing that.

  • Lim1t3d l

    Lim1t3d l

    Päev tagasi

    Anybody know who asked?

  • David Tiotic Renkl

    David Tiotic Renkl

    Päev tagasi

    I always thought there were stairs inside :( I'm so disappointed

  • Josua Bayoca

    Josua Bayoca

    Päev tagasi

    I thought they use parachute 😞

  • Thomas


    Päev tagasi

    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.

  • T.P.G Gaming

    T.P.G Gaming

    Päev tagasi

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

  • Steelflex


    2 päeva tagasi

    BIG BALLS!! 👌🏼

  • carlowens10


    2 päeva tagasi

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

  • fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh

    2 päeva tagasi

    i love the dude being interviewed, absolute legend

  • 税金で飯を食うとうまいな


    2 päeva tagasi

    こんなもん 30年ももたんだろ

    • fouoii gyhh

      fouoii gyhh

      2 päeva tagasi

      this just activated my claustrophobia

  • Kelly Carr

    Kelly Carr

    2 päeva tagasi

    Turbine comes on , cables get caught and Tom goes for a ride in giant circles .

  • the.raven


    2 päeva tagasi

    this gives me anxiety

  • Danny Cortez

    Danny Cortez

    2 päeva tagasi

    Yea, only if it were that easy!

  • OneCupOfCoffee204


    2 päeva tagasi

    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?

  • OneCupOfCoffee204


    2 päeva tagasi

    How much does it cost to change blades?

  • OneCupOfCoffee204


    2 päeva tagasi

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

  • Jesse Toner

    Jesse Toner

    2 päeva tagasi

    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!



    2 päeva tagasi

    This definitely has radiation right ?

  • Rhodesia


    2 päeva tagasi

    this is one of Tom's coolest videos

  • baylinkdashyt


    2 päeva tagasi

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

  • Luke Sites

    Luke Sites

    2 päeva tagasi

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

  • Bluedberry


    2 päeva tagasi

    I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    • Bluedberry


      58 minutit tagasi

      @Runstar Homer haahahahha

    • Runstar Homer

      Runstar Homer

      10 tundi tagasi

      I nearly had a panic attack just watching

  • David Schaefer

    David Schaefer

    2 päeva tagasi

    There be googly eyes on his helmet

  • Polat Alemdar

    Polat Alemdar

    2 päeva tagasi

    I got stressed out watching this video

  • Snorefest


    2 päeva tagasi

    this just activated my claustrophobia

  • razerbaz


    2 päeva tagasi

    The fire service would climb this.

  • PreEnabled


    2 päeva tagasi

    My hands and feet started sweating watching his descent.

  • KroneYT


    2 päeva tagasi

    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!

  • Alex Harris

    Alex Harris

    2 päeva tagasi

    For some reason it never occurred to me that Wind Turbines had doors and had interiors. I thought they were maintained from the outside.

  • Opacity


    2 päeva tagasi

    when you started going off the edge i got so much anxiety