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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: 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 Vor Monat
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 Vor 24 Tage
@BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a DEbins video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome Vor 28 Tage
Ok
Fusion Online
Fusion Online Vor Monat
A*
Braydon Williams
Bvvv me vß
TrustGoat
TrustGoat Vor Monat
You didn’t fall 😒
daniielo mayer
Paracaidas? Por que murieron los 2 que uno se aventó y el otro por el pánico de quemarce? Deberían de darles paracaídas en caso de emergencia
Joe Worden
Joe Worden Vor 2 Tage
Fine Job! I couldn't rappel down the side. Then again I could climb up the inside either. Nice to see how things work in the real world.
Flies2FLL
Flies2FLL Vor 4 Tage
You literally could not pay me enough to work on one of those things!
CASUAL OBSERVER
CASUAL OBSERVER Vor 4 Tage
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 Vor 4 Tage
You can have that.
Javier Torres
Javier Torres Vor 4 Tage
I often wonder how many dead birds are at the bottom of those things. Bird strikes are constant in some areas.
Alexeut
Alexeut Vor 5 Tage
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 Vor 6 Tage
Can they fit a slide spiraling from the top instead? seems fun.
Rufs
Rufs Vor 7 Tage
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 Vor 7 Tage
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 Vor 8 Tage
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
Mothman Vor 9 Tage
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 Vor 10 Tage
I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack
John Powell
John Powell Vor 10 Tage
1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.
Outworld Studios
Outworld Studios Vor 11 Tage
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 Vor 11 Tage
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Vincent Harris
Vincent Harris Vor 12 Tage
WOW!!!
Luis Enriquez
Luis Enriquez Vor 12 Tage
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Noah Stolar
Noah Stolar Vor 12 Tage
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
Ponk Vor 12 Tage
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 Vor 13 Tage
i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad
Jack Nasty
Jack Nasty Vor 14 Tage
I’m Nauseous just watching this
Catur lifelive
Catur lifelive Vor 14 Tage
thank you for sharing this information, i love it
carl joh
carl joh Vor 16 Tage
Nopitty nope nope nope!
Devan Key
Devan Key Vor 16 Tage
...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious
Shang Tsung
Shang Tsung Vor 16 Tage
why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf
spikester
spikester Vor 16 Tage
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 Vor 16 Tage
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rson
rson Vor 17 Tage
should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.
Google Account
Google Account Vor 17 Tage
That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!
Jure Klemenčič
Jure Klemenčič Vor 17 Tage
literally a dream job
Absolutely Average
Absolutely Average Vor 17 Tage
“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 Vor 17 Tage
The tacky glass randomly bury because rub formerly rush around a testy box. mindless, nondescript bass
Sourin Basu
Sourin Basu Vor 17 Tage
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 Vor 18 Tage
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 Vor 18 Tage
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 Vor 18 Tage
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 Vor 18 Tage
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
TheOpacue Vor 18 Tage
1:20 how'd you film that?
Ahanaf Muttaki
Ahanaf Muttaki Vor 19 Tage
"....in my opinion"
Robert Gutheridge
Robert Gutheridge Vor 19 Tage
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
Nicholas Vor 19 Tage
reading the title I expected a parachute
ItsButterz
ItsButterz Vor 19 Tage
I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)
Richard Nightcore
Richard Nightcore Vor 19 Tage
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
VillaT Vor 19 Tage
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 Vor 19 Tage
Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.
Hello
Hello Vor 20 Tage
Nope
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo Vor 20 Tage
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 Vor 20 Tage
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 Vor 21 Tag
My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......
23hublock1
23hublock1 Vor 21 Tag
Keep that!
Harry Schaefer
Harry Schaefer Vor 21 Tag
Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.
Lucid Ferret
Lucid Ferret Vor 21 Tag
2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?
DextaMartijn
DextaMartijn Vor 21 Tag
That looked like fun
Kapish patel
Kapish patel Vor 22 Tage
How are you not scared howw
Invincibletro
Invincibletro Vor 22 Tage
My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.
Landie Man
Landie Man Vor 22 Tage
That looks a lot higher than 150ft!
Eard Garcia
Eard Garcia Vor 22 Tage
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A&A Britten
A&A Britten Vor 22 Tage
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 Vor 23 Tage
That made my hands sweaty just watching the video
nesh dez
nesh dez Vor 23 Tage
What a thrill....
Beat Saber Player
Beat Saber Player Vor 23 Tage
3:03 anyone else see the box glich?
Jorge
Jorge Vor 23 Tage
🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮
Tommy B
Tommy B Vor 24 Tage
As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend
Emily Dunlap
Emily Dunlap Vor 24 Tage
6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders
Jim C
Jim C Vor 24 Tage
I'd need to be unconscious to do that
Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel Vor 24 Tage
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MALTA
MALTA Vor 24 Tage
I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands
Eddie Arcega
Eddie Arcega Vor 25 Tage
It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades
Claribel Penick
Claribel Penick Vor 25 Tage
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LAF filmfest
LAF filmfest Vor 25 Tage
Thats wild!!!
Oliver McKay
Oliver McKay Vor 25 Tage
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armybeef68
armybeef68 Vor 25 Tage
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
NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.
Arizona Driver
Arizona Driver Vor 25 Tage
Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!
Québécois Foie Gras
Why do British find boring things exciting
Aquarius
Aquarius Vor 26 Tage
4:29 *_s n i p_*
Pandora TheClay
Pandora TheClay Vor 26 Tage
Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it
mark m
mark m Vor 26 Tage
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 Vor 26 Tage
that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google
Drew Lovelyhell
Drew Lovelyhell Vor 26 Tage
It's like being inside a spaceship!
YouTube-Kanal
YouTube-Kanal Vor 26 Tage
If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.
TheSeventhChild
TheSeventhChild Vor 26 Tage
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 Vor 27 Tage
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 Vor 27 Tage
Cool stuff
shadowofthecandle
shadowofthecandle Vor 27 Tage
Is no one talking about Tom's helmet's googly eyes??
Roselle Mariah
Roselle Mariah Vor 27 Tage
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Rimuru Fempist
Rimuru Fempist Vor 27 Tage
By the title I thought I stole like broke into a wind turbine and went to steal the emergency exit
Nikolas lima
Nikolas lima Vor 27 Tage
This gave me a unhealthy amount of anxiety
PDB's studios
PDB's studios Vor 27 Tage
thats a new turbine
KevDaGamer
KevDaGamer Vor 27 Tage
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 Vor 28 Tage
Shocked by this. Personally always thought the "emergency exit" was the Express, if you catch my drift
QuantumRads
QuantumRads Vor 28 Tage
What if the break system fails and doesn't prevent him from going down slowly.
Raul McCai
Raul McCai Vor 28 Tage
Inertia driven, I'd have to take one apart before I d could trust it.
KC Smooth
KC Smooth Vor 28 Tage
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
nocalsteve Vor 28 Tage
Me: I’ve ONLY got two wires on me!
Anatolij86
Anatolij86 Vor 28 Tage
Honestly, the most amazing thing about this is there ain't a single cloud in that British sky.
Michael Penner
Michael Penner Vor 28 Tage
No way Jose
Tony Flies
Tony Flies Vor 28 Tage
I want a Tom Scott "I've Got 2 Wires On Me" t-shirt.
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