Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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 күн мурун
    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

      It's Ok To Be WhiteIt's Ok To Be White3 саат мурун
    • I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD

      pedro andradepedro andrade13 саат мурун
    • It is crazy..

      ŚRÎMĄŇ SİNGÅRAVEŁAN KÜMAŘAVÈLAN 64ŚRÎMĄŇ SİNGÅRAVEŁAN KÜMAŘAVÈLAN 6413 саат мурун
    • @Kyle James KGcode do be like that

      Ahmed HassanAhmed Hassan18 саат мурун
    • Wanna come to my house? I don't own a company but k can make tea

      VexcenotVexcenot18 саат мурун
  • Sweaty palms instantly when you walked down the side. Holy cow

    eggstueggstu11 мүнөт мурун
  • Yikes! 5-5-2021

    wolfwolf17 мүнөт мурун
  • 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 Schemer18 мүнөт мурун
  • 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 lover21 мүнөт мурун
  • How cool! I like the googly eyes on your helmet. =)

    Luke CLuke C25 мүнөт мурун
  • imagine how strong those wires are when theres 2 massive metal balls weighing them down

    1 11 133 мүнөт мурун
  • Curious... who else's palms sweated like crazy during this video?

    Brandon KilianBrandon Kilian44 мүнөт мурун
  • I think he's got two wires...

    General HammondGeneral Hammond45 мүнөт мурун
  • NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE!

    Susan ScovillSusan Scovill47 мүнөт мурун
  • My KGcode sent me a noticication for this I’m not complaining tho

    coolhunter mattcoolhunter matt55 мүнөт мурун
  • 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 KrollСаат мурун
  • 1:19 Clever use of the 360° camera

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

    naxel37naxel37Саат мурун
  • nope

    cressheadcressheadСаат мурун
  • ?

    Trevor HuntingTrevor HuntingСаат мурун
  • I'm surprised the ropes/cables can handle the weight of you balls!!! I was getting anxious just watching you climb up the latter.

    Eric BauerEric BauerСаат мурун
  • A "wind turbine" A money pit with a short life span produced using pollutants, and wasting taxpayers money with bribes to politicians.

    erepsekahserepsekahsСаат мурун
  • When Octopus sends me an email it usually says that my monthly payment is coming.

    Nathan BlackNathan BlackСаат мурун
  • "This..is BLACKOUT!"

    Soft Butch Pink ChickSoft Butch Pink ChickСаат мурун
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    Da fruitDa fruitСаат мурун
  • The ladder concept of 6ft being more dangerous is 100% true

    Fred RolandFred RolandСаат мурун
  • Nope nope nope nope nope

    Wet WillieWet WillieСаат мурун
  • Um...nope

    dislecsyk991dislecsyk9912 саат мурун
  • 3:13 what the hell happens at the box labeled RESQ?

    PattyPatty2 саат мурун
  • My only experience with those turbines is that the climb is really really annoying...

    PattyPatty2 саат мурун
  • I work on turbines, they're 100m so about double this one with much bigger nacelle and hub but regardless of how many times I climb, I never get tired of the view. Great job

    DamienDamien2 саат мурун
  • Wind turbines are a waste of resources, time, and effort.

    Dr EvilDr Evil2 саат мурун
  • Yikes!

    David CDavid C2 саат мурун
  • The fall arrest system is also used by Fire & Rescue Services when climbing there ladders. Was given the opportunity to go on a course but sadly covid got in the way

    MegKBakerMegKBaker2 саат мурун
  • Nice, advertising wind turbine engineer recruitment

    Fransisco WijayaFransisco Wijaya2 саат мурун
  • The real emergency exit is a bucket of water

    monkemonke2 саат мурун
  • 😵

    이주원이주원2 саат мурун
  • This makes my hands sweat, you are so brave!

    Paul The BrilliantPaul The Brilliant2 саат мурун
  • I think Toms got 2 wires.

    Aurun 50Aurun 502 саат мурун
  • Another Tom who puts himself through intense practical stunts for our entertainment. Thanks Tom!

    Vignesh KVignesh K2 саат мурун
  • In highschool I used a cable ascender thing like that every day when I worked at an out door rock climbing place, it was heavy and I was light so when going down I'd make it faster by pushing it below me (it was attached at the waist) opening the release thingy and I would jump backwards and push down the top so it would fall with me. Then I would let go of it, let it catch me and then do it again until I got to the ground. My boss hated it, I loved it.

    PatrickPatrick2 саат мурун
  • did they only install these after those workers died in that fire?

    Emcee HammerEmcee Hammer2 саат мурун
  • Ha, I can't repel.. just can't. I've tried and I just freeze up

    A GA G2 саат мурун
  • you’re gonna tell me this isn’t mark zuckerberg

    zleephousezleephouse3 саат мурун
  • Upgrade suggestion: A bungee cord. Just make sure to dimension it very precisely to your weight, and don't forget to let go when you reach the ground.

    mumiemonstretmumiemonstret3 саат мурун
  • You can tell this guy has fun making his videos.

    Aviation MasterAviation Master3 саат мурун
  • What is the mechanism that produces that slow stop-and-go descent rate?

    TiagoTiagoTiagoTiago3 саат мурун
  • I wish you’d have been my history / geography / science teacher at school.

    Frazer GuestFrazer Guest3 саат мурун
  • That was sick!

    Red LancerRed Lancer3 саат мурун
  • I now want to work as a turbine mechanic

    BeAT box daylishortsBeAT box daylishorts3 саат мурун
  • This guy is boss level annoying... I’m sorry to say

    Ben ClarksonBen Clarkson3 саат мурун
  • The emergency exit is a fireman poll like the ones in playgrounds

    Mr.100 rupeesMr.100 rupees3 саат мурун
  • You always make a cool idea cooler. 2 wires or not, that's...intimidating.

    Jon RayJon Ray3 саат мурун
  • My Hands are sweating

    Snow DogeSnow Doge3 саат мурун
  • 4:56 Thank God, because that's the ONLY way you'd ever get me in that position.

    ZenMasterZenMaster4 саат мурун
  • here is to anyone claiming engineers do boring desk jobs inside, not requiring any fitness.

    kensaiixkensaiix4 саат мурун
  • I don't think I could make my brain make my body listen

    Bob SmithBob Smith4 саат мурун
  • Use me as the "My hands got sweaty" Button

    F9F94 саат мурун
  • Tom Scott: I climbed a ladder 1.5 Million people: hmm yes interesting

    semproser19semproser194 саат мурун
  • This made me feel really safe about wind turbines! Now every-time I climb all the way up I'm going to use the emergency exit, it's so much safer/cooler!

    Luke AbramLuke Abram4 саат мурун
  • I found out recently that wind turbines were huge

    obammaobamma4 саат мурун
  • Balls!

    Mike RoadblockMike Roadblock4 саат мурун
  • @Tom Scott: When people tell you to do something, you DO NOT have to do it. That got my giblets shifting, so Kudos to you! Love the channel, keep being you. Please and thanks you.

    Digital FungusDigital Fungus4 саат мурун
  • That view..

    Rasmus TaguRasmus Tagu4 саат мурун
  • At this point in my KGcode addiction, I just want to see the apex of the video. And because I’m a child I thought that meant jumping off of the turbine :/

    Luke ConnellyLuke Connelly4 саат мурун
  • Tom Scott: Sweaty Palms Edition

    Joe YacketoriJoe Yacketori4 саат мурун
  • Only you would be so excited to be in/on top of a windmill bless this channel, and all the content within

    Gear GrinderGear Grinder4 саат мурун
  • I really enjoyed that Tom. Cracking vid. I now want to pack in my 10 year career in business development and work on wind turbines... even though I have zero practical working experience. Wish me luck

    Pesky BlindersPesky Blinders4 саат мурун
  • My lags would probobly be so weak up there

    just another Joshjust another Josh4 саат мурун
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    saleh zayodsaleh zayod4 саат мурун
  • What’s that graded, like a 5.3?

    Jared FriedmanJared Friedman4 саат мурун
  • Anyone else think that guy sounded like matt?

    VenatusDevVenatusDev4 саат мурун
  • More nerve than a canal horse

    Mike HotchkissMike Hotchkiss4 саат мурун
  • Da hast du dir aber auch die kleinste ausgesucht xD

    FehmarnKroneFehmarnKrone4 саат мурун
  • Cool.

    supercalifragilistic expialidocioussupercalifragilistic expialidocious4 саат мурун
  • Why am I sweating?

    Christian KronChristian Kron4 саат мурун
  • Renewables are dangerous to those who rely on them, inefficient, bird killing, and a scam on tax payers.

    Ranamanathabasca RohipalepadoptraRanamanathabasca Rohipalepadoptra5 саат мурун
  • They should invest in a elevator

    Ciência DesenhadaCiência Desenhada5 саат мурун
  • I want to do this but I’m not Tom Scott getting invited to crazy shot

    Chris AndersonChris Anderson5 саат мурун
  • Snap

    Just JoeJust Joe5 саат мурун
  • My palms are actually sweating

    I AdsumI Adsum5 саат мурун
  • TIL: Abseiling is an English word. I don't have to understand, why they took this specific word into the English lanuguage, do I?

    berndbrotifyberndbrotify5 саат мурун
  • it always shocks me how big they are whenever i see them. don't see em often but they're neat. lots of them when driving through illinois

    kikibearkikibear5 саат мурун
    • This actually a really small turbine,

      Bjarke Kjerside LimkildeBjarke Kjerside Limkilde5 саат мурун
  • When they where talking about emergency services climbing the turbine the ambulance service HART (hazardous area response team) could and would rescue somebody from the turbine

    Sebby 324Sebby 3245 саат мурун
  • what if the turbine falls over?

    325 BPM325 BPM5 саат мурун
  • I'd have soiled myself! Glad you had fun though. I don't think they'd have convinced me to walk over the edge. I'd have to be unconcious!

    Jeff IJeff I5 саат мурун
  • "And for some reason... They said yes!" *Me everyday 😭*

    DeslhornDeslhorn5 саат мурун
  • Big bucks

    Patrick WoodsPatrick Woods5 саат мурун
  • I hate heights

    Ender ButterEnder Butter5 саат мурун
  • It's over Anakin, I have the high ground

    Matthew ClarkMatthew Clark5 саат мурун
  • I would have froze up most likely. Even repeating "ive got two wires" wouldn't have helped. I found out I freeze in high places the hard way.

    Dr. CryptoxDr. Cryptox5 саат мурун
  • those guys are so brave

    William McRaeWilliam McRae5 саат мурун
  • why do my palms and feet sweat when I see someone up high

    Alexander McCabeAlexander McCabe5 саат мурун
  • I just want to say absolutely incredible how you kept your composer and calm while inside you were screaming like mad... Real professionalism at its best, even down to the "look at this view & o it's just 2 wires holding me" Massive respect sir and bloody well done... I could not do that at all... maybe on the inside but absolutely not how you did it so respect to you and the guys that do this daily...

    Mr_solid_reviewMr_solid_review5 саат мурун
  • Would you rather be a lawyer or a solicitor, a corporate accountant, a middle manager in a paper supplier....or a person who goes up and down Wind Turbines everyday? Many thanks to the people who have really interesting jobs and those who have stultifyingly horrible (but maybe chasing the money; poor sods) 'careers'.

    Ian GrimshawIan Grimshaw6 саат мурун
  • No elevator? Pfft. Lame.

    croniccronic6 саат мурун
  • Neat! Really fresh perspective on this :D

    BloodyIronBloodyIron6 саат мурун
  • What if your workmates don’t like you?

    Ian ConcannonIan Concannon6 саат мурун
  • Thanks for the 5 minute advert

    liamskimacliamskimac6 саат мурун
  • It's safe I promise you Tom: dies

    AmyrtrAmyrtr6 саат мурун
  • Yikes! I prefer to be unconscious if I had to be lowered down that way!

    William MorrisonWilliam Morrison6 саат мурун
  • I got a severe case of weak knees and vertigo just watching that because I know very very well exactly how that feels. Not specifically from a turbine, but stepping off a very high object and just "trusting" your gear. I have a lot of experience doing that and having to fool my senses every single time into thinking "this is normal".. "relax". :-P

    ChrisChris6 саат мурун
  • 4:50 Yo i wear those shoes i think Dr scholl's

    Lizzard369Lizzard3696 саат мурун
  • that guy looks like Alex Ovechkin

    ThePulmentinumThePulmentinum6 саат мурун