Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

  • Am Vor Monat

    Tom ScottTom Scott

    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/

    I'm at tomscott.com
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

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...!)

Vor Monat
Rex Scottorum
Rex Scottorum

Im a wind turbine technician for Senvion turbines and I love my job

Vor 12 Stunden
Thomas Dickson
Thomas Dickson

@BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a YouTube video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁

Vor 27 Tage
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome

Ok

Vor Monat
Fusion Online
Fusion Online

A*

Vor Monat
Braydon Williams
Braydon Williams

Bvvv me vß

Vor Monat
IgorRyltsev
IgorRyltsev

If you didn't have a heart attack, use the emergency exit to get one.

Vor 3 Stunden
FatiTank Eris
FatiTank Eris

Good one!

Vor 41 Minute
Tino Rivas
Tino Rivas

Turbines don't work.

Vor 4 Stunden
Kate Serna
Kate Serna

Love the googly eyes on the helmet!

Vor 7 Stunden
Ahmed Yassin
Ahmed Yassin

How did you not just piss your self !!!! jeeee this is way too scary !!!!

Vor 17 Stunden
iLEZtube
iLEZtube

That was really brave!

Vor 17 Stunden
Mal Thomas
Mal Thomas

are they using a fisherman's bend to tie the rope on to you? not a figure nine? or eight? I I would not use that rig..

Vor Tag
Sam Schellhase
Sam Schellhase

That fall arrest system when you’re climbing up it sounds similar to auto-belay systems in indoor rock climbing

Vor Tag
Camera
Camera

500kw for something that takes about 4 or more balsa trees to make. Great for the environment! I hate wind turbines. Their ugly, inefficient, and make getting balsa for hobby projects hard. Over the past couple years balsa prices have QUADRUPLED.

Vor Tag
Kaji chuu
Kaji chuu

i would be scared shitless! D: holy balls this is no Bueno

Vor Tag
chuuk
chuuk

Pity the two young men on the Piet de Wit turbine who were burnt to death in 2013 did not have one of these.

Vor Tag
Finnish dude
Finnish dude

50m? The ones here around are closer to 300m.

Vor 2 Tage
M R
M R

No way would I have done that tbf... Tom was really like "think of the ad revenue, think of the ad revenue. Think of the ad revenue."

Vor 2 Tage
sanjuansteve
sanjuansteve

I think they should also carry a max velocity centrifugal clutch device so they could ride it down the ladder's safety cable without triggering the anti-fall device.

Vor 2 Tage
daniielo mayer
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

Vor 4 Tage
Joe Worden
Joe Worden

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.

Vor 5 Tage
Flies2FLL
Flies2FLL

You literally could not pay me enough to work on one of those things!

Vor 7 Tage
CASUAL OBSERVER
CASUAL OBSERVER

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.

Vor 7 Tage
Jaime Coburn
Jaime Coburn

You can have that.

Vor 7 Tage
Javier Torres
Javier Torres

I often wonder how many dead birds are at the bottom of those things. Bird strikes are constant in some areas.

Vor 8 Tage
Alexeut
Alexeut

4:26 - "Happy?" ... "Happy!" > X DOUBT But I'm right there with you... figuratively... thankfully. That shit's terrifying for any well adjusted person.

Vor 8 Tage
Irfan Muammar
Irfan Muammar

Can they fit a slide spiraling from the top instead? seems fun.

Vor 9 Tage
Rufs
Rufs

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.

Vor 10 Tage
Stephen Ford
Stephen Ford

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 ...

Vor 10 Tage
Charmaine Eng
Charmaine Eng

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.

Vor 11 Tage
Mothman
Mothman

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.

Vor 12 Tage
7B_26_Tyrant Qiu
7B_26_Tyrant Qiu

I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack

Vor 13 Tage
John Powell
John Powell

1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.

Vor 13 Tage
Outworld Studios
Outworld Studios

We're lucky those ropes didn't break, otherwise Earth might have been destroyed by the impact of his massive balls.

Vor 14 Tage
Maggie Kandace
Maggie Kandace

The picayune cricket apically allow because sturgeon rapidly entertain at a jazzy desk. nappy, stingy wilderness

Vor 14 Tage
Vincent Harris
Vincent Harris

WOW!!!

Vor 15 Tage
Luis Enriquez
Luis Enriquez

The handsome random comparatively box because kitchen morphologically part besides a waiting chocolate. rambunctious, ethereal foam

Vor 15 Tage
Noah Stolar
Noah Stolar

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

Vor 15 Tage
Ponk
Ponk

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!

Vor 16 Tage
wing tips
wing tips

i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad

Vor 16 Tage
Jack Nasty
Jack Nasty

I’m Nauseous just watching this

Vor 17 Tage
Catur lifelive
Catur lifelive

thank you for sharing this information, i love it

Vor 17 Tage
carl joh
carl joh

Nopitty nope nope nope!

Vor 19 Tage
Devan Key
Devan Key

...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious

Vor 19 Tage
Shang Tsung
Shang Tsung

why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf

Vor 19 Tage
spikester
spikester

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.

Vor 19 Tage
Luz Reese
Luz Reese

The political actress collaterally change because orchid visually disapprove pace a humorous payment. abstracted, sassy soy

Vor 19 Tage
rson
rson

should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.

Vor 20 Tage
Google Account
Google Account

That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!

Vor 20 Tage
Jure Klemenčič
Jure Klemenčič

literally a dream job

Vor 20 Tage
Absolutely Average
Absolutely Average

“It’s ok, I got two wires I’m on two wires. I got two wires I got two wires”. Ba-dum-Tsch!

Vor 20 Tage
Warren Cross
Warren Cross

The tacky glass randomly bury because rub formerly rush around a testy box. mindless, nondescript bass

Vor 20 Tage
Sourin Basu
Sourin Basu

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 😵

Vor 20 Tage
Azrael Hex
Azrael Hex

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

Vor 21 Tag
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones

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

Vor 21 Tag
Cale Phillips
Cale Phillips

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.

Vor 21 Tag
TrutH HurTz*916
TrutH HurTz*916

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

Vor 21 Tag
TheOpacue
TheOpacue

1:20 how'd you film that?

Vor 22 Tage
Ahanaf Muttaki
Ahanaf Muttaki

"....in my opinion"

Vor 22 Tage
Robert Gutheridge
Robert Gutheridge

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

Vor 22 Tage
Nicholas
Nicholas

reading the title I expected a parachute

Vor 22 Tage
ItsButterz
ItsButterz

I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)

Vor 22 Tage
Richard Nightcore
Richard Nightcore

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

Vor 22 Tage
VillaT
VillaT

I would have to be passed out until I got the bottom. My fear of heights wouldn’t let me do this!

Vor 22 Tage
Patrick Armstrong
Patrick Armstrong

Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.

Vor 22 Tage
Hello
Hello

Nope

Vor 23 Tage
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo

One of the most uncomfortable videos I’ve seen yet. My skin is still crawling and I still have a sick stomach.

Vor 23 Tage
Sawyer Ramos
Sawyer Ramos

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....

Vor 24 Tage
Justin Crumpton
Justin Crumpton

My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......

Vor 24 Tage
23hublock1
23hublock1

Keep that!

Vor 24 Tage
Harry Schaefer
Harry Schaefer

Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.

Vor 24 Tage
Lucid Ferret
Lucid Ferret

2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?

Vor 24 Tage
DextaMartijn
DextaMartijn

That looked like fun

Vor 24 Tage
Kapish patel
Kapish patel

How are you not scared howw

Vor 25 Tage
Invincibletro
Invincibletro

My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.

Vor 25 Tage
Landie Man
Landie Man

That looks a lot higher than 150ft!

Vor 25 Tage
Eard Garcia
Eard Garcia

The rampant australia retrospectively beam because drawer electrophysiologically beam across a plain men. nimble, electric note

Vor 25 Tage
A&A Britten
A&A Britten

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.

Vor 25 Tage
Mistah King
Mistah King

That made my hands sweaty just watching the video

Vor 26 Tage
nesh dez
nesh dez

What a thrill....

Vor 26 Tage
Beat Saber Player
Beat Saber Player

3:03 anyone else see the box glich?

Vor 26 Tage
Jorge
Jorge

🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮

Vor 26 Tage
Tommy B
Tommy B

As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend

Vor 27 Tage
Emily Dunlap
Emily Dunlap

6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders

Vor 27 Tage
Jim C
Jim C

I'd need to be unconscious to do that

Vor 27 Tage
Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel

The itchy vegetarian informally flash because shingle molecularly pretend till a ultra owl. simplistic, slimy shovel

Vor 27 Tage
MALTA
MALTA

I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands

Vor 27 Tage
Eddie Arcega
Eddie Arcega

It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades

Vor 28 Tage
Claribel Penick
Claribel Penick

The amazing singer laterally afford because oboe internationally tip during a rustic bandana. wary, incandescent turret

Vor 28 Tage
LAF filmfest
LAF filmfest

Thats wild!!!

Vor 28 Tage
Oliver McKay
Oliver McKay

The chubby fortnight customarily park because cylinder biomechanically belong beyond a pale sailboat. ripe, measly wholesaler

Vor 28 Tage
armybeef68
armybeef68

1:00 Why don't you intentionally fall and show us how it works? Scared? 2:03 Ignorance knows no bounds.

Vor 28 Tage
June's Outside Contact
June's Outside Contact

NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.

Vor 28 Tage
Arizona Driver
Arizona Driver

Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!

Vor 28 Tage
Québécois Foie Gras
Québécois Foie Gras

Why do British find boring things exciting

Vor 28 Tage
Aquarius
Aquarius

4:29 *_s n i p_*

Vor 29 Tage
Pandora TheClay
Pandora TheClay

Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it

Vor 29 Tage
mark m
mark m

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🤮🤣

Vor 29 Tage
David G
David G

that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google

Vor 29 Tage
Drew Lovelyhell
Drew Lovelyhell

It's like being inside a spaceship!

Vor 29 Tage
YouTube-Kanal
YouTube-Kanal

If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.

Vor 29 Tage
TheSeventhChild
TheSeventhChild

In the more than a decade of this channel I had to wonder if Tom had somehow managed to never abseil before.

Vor Monat
Rain Gaming278
Rain Gaming278

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

Vor Monat
jason ford
jason ford

Cool stuff

Vor Monat
shadowofthecandle
shadowofthecandle

Is no one talking about Tom's helmet's googly eyes??

Vor Monat

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