Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

Datum objavljivanja: 3. Svi 2021.
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...!)

    • @Teut Hamer what

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


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

    • @AcogR6 what did kings of kings say

  • I watched a video of a wind turbine who's brakes failed and it started a fire and stranded Two people on top. One jumped to his death while the other died from the fire.

  • That would be great except you can't control your descent. It is for emergencies, not fun. I've rappelled down rock faces so this would be simple but still fun.

  • 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏🚀

  • Nope

  • Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

  • I went to Kentucky for Spring Break and I went repelling. Very similar feeling as to Tom. I had to keep telling myself to trust the process and that I was under the guidance of trained professionals. Started with the 50ft wall and finished with the 150ft wall. I was quite happy.

  • I got goose bumps just watching Tom

  • Nope. I don't even like going up an escalator.

  • Ya...no

  • Why did I think that it was going to be a huge slide 🤣

  • Nope!!! XD

  • Switching it off to service it is cheating.

  • I've done some hard work and your body will act a little funny when you're doing that you get that skin tingling that heat flash going in your body wants to do weird things in your mind has to override it good show gentleman good show.

  • You should gain a "royal proclamation" making it clear that "From this day forward, it shall never be said that you, Sir Tom Scott, 'DOESN'T HAVE A "SET"!!" Fred Dibnah approved this message, and asks "Did you like that??"....

  • One word "Aerones"

  • Now that was a fun trip :D.

  • You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..

  • Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!

  • How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?

  • Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode

  • props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂

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

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

  • i would be so scared

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

  • You can go in them?

  • 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...

  • can i- please do this?

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

  • I'm a big fan of this video

  • wow, that was some advanced green screen.

  • Who’s watching this after the pandemic? 😷

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

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

  • Wempt

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

  • Nucking Futs to that goofy way down!

    • 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

  • What a thrill...

  • Neoliberal jackass propaganda

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

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

  • 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. ITS BEYOND STUPID TO THINK THAT WIND POWER IS THE ANSWER

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

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

  • The 21st Century John Noakes?;)

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

  • 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.

  • *Yeets me out of the emergency exit.*

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

  • Speak English

  • Gotta love the flat view.

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

  • 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

  • Can’t stop watching

  • i would want a parachute

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

  • 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!!!

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

  • i love the google eyes

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

  • Emergency: a broken ankle EMERGENCY: a broken tower

  • just use a water elevator

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

  • Turbine height is the height of COLOSSAL TITAN😶

  • Awesome!!

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

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

  • amogus

  • Very similar rigging we do on my search and rescue team

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

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

    • Woahhhhhh!!!

  • Next brave vid pls sleep in a wind turbine

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

  • Tom "Two Wires" Scott

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

  • 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 :)

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

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

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

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

  • No thanks I'm fine right here.. 😜

  • "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.

  • ok where do i signup for that job!

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

  • Those googly eyes on his helmet

  • Blue shirt EWT guy sounds very much like the Icelandic accent

  • Woahhhhhh!!!

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

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

  • Anybody know who asked?

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

  • I thought they use parachute 😞

  • 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.

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

  • BIG BALLS!! 👌🏼

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

  • i love the dude being interviewed, absolute legend