Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

4 kun oldin

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 6 kun oldin
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...!)
Takin Daneshmir
Takin Daneshmir 3 soat oldin
Cool Video! I noticed how you've been using the red line/Arrow on the left side of your thumbnail images for the videos And I was wondering if there's anything significant about the layout or subconscious draw to that template?
Sad Kun oldin
Hi, can we expect more videos on wind turbines and how they work and how they are operated? This is very interesting! :)
BENTIK soibam
BENTIK soibam Kun oldin
It's Ok To Be White
It's Ok To Be White Kun oldin
Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea
pedro andrade
pedro andrade Kun oldin
I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD
manta1969manta 3 soat oldin
😂😂😂 forgets to walking- main mistake😂😂😂
Conor Utterback
Conor Utterback 3 soat oldin
Biggest balls of the year award goes to: Sir Thomas Scott
LJSE 3 soat oldin
You, and all the lads that work there, have massive pairs of nuts to do that!
Lloyd Hardin
Lloyd Hardin 3 soat oldin
After all that talk about it it didn't even look like they lowered him down on a controlled rate descender, looked more like a releasable. Also this is the greatest job ever. Blade Repair via Rope Access
Sharpie Boi
Sharpie Boi 3 soat oldin
Would your face hit the ladder if the harness caught you?
BlueCarnage 4 soat oldin
I’ve got two wires
outcastkatsuki 4 soat oldin
Nope nope nope x infinity
JOJO BALOT 4 soat oldin
Jesus christ this scared me
Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas.
Eu, a Rainha e 3 princesas. 5 soat oldin
Nice :)
Anonymous Suomynona
Anonymous Suomynona 5 soat oldin
You couldn't pay me to do this
Adam Dornberger
Adam Dornberger 5 soat oldin
Ur guy has 4 minutes to get to the ground before he's dead
Adam Dornberger
Adam Dornberger 5 soat oldin
Use a fisk
ken bosco
ken bosco 5 soat oldin
“I’ve got two balls “but they are no way big enough to ascend or descend a wind turbine.
Terd Ferguson
Terd Ferguson 6 soat oldin
Great attitude to fight your fear, state the obvious.
caribbeanchild 6 soat oldin
The wind turbines are what need to make the exit!
juicy orange
juicy orange 6 soat oldin
Never in a million life times will I ever do that. Decend or climb a wind turbine
EMC 6 soat oldin
no no no no no no
Lucian MAFIA
Lucian MAFIA 6 soat oldin
😄 ..𝑺𝒐 𝒘𝒆'𝒓𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒊𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈?.. 4:51
Anthony Elwick
Anthony Elwick 7 soat oldin
Is this because of those two people who died from a fire on one?
Nathan Hatfield
Nathan Hatfield 7 soat oldin
Awww. You didn’t show my favorite part. The thousands and thousands of birds killed each year by wind turbines.
Austin Denotter
Austin Denotter 7 soat oldin
Has a government funded wind turbine ever paid for itself?
Raul Rojas
Raul Rojas 7 soat oldin
Wow! I felt the pain in my legs!
Hey Dude
Hey Dude 8 soat oldin
They're 140 meters or 450 feet in America.
RockBoy 8 soat oldin
Does this count as rapelling down a building? (even if it isn't a building)
jbraun23 8 soat oldin
Imagine regaining consciousness halfway down..
Sazzy 8 soat oldin
Me: theres a fire and I need to get to the emergency exit! The emergency exit: *just climb that 60 foot ladder over there*
Helladamnleet 8 soat oldin
Bravo! A Tom Scott video I actually liked! Idk what it is about you, bro. You seem like an awesome guy, and I'm sure we'd get along, I just feel like I'm watching the news or something when you're videos come one.
Velfeeda 8 soat oldin
wow. props for 4:15..... all i can say is never in a million years
thetommantom 9 soat oldin
I climbed a radio tower same fall arrest except it wasn't such a nice clean ladder
Regdu Geht
Regdu Geht 9 soat oldin
Sad thing about this is a lot of people will just never realise just how imppossibly hard it is to just step off the top of that and absail down. Respect!!
BaronVonBork 9 soat oldin
TIL these things have insides
Regdu Geht
Regdu Geht 9 soat oldin
I’d love a job like that, so cool!
Bryan Duke
Bryan Duke 9 soat oldin
Why Nuclear power plant is so much better worked on the USS Enterprise in the 90s and not Star Trek.
pimpshiza 9 soat oldin
Tom Scott, known for having big balls of steel!
Anthony Moser
Anthony Moser 9 soat oldin
Rapping off the east ledges of El Caption has a much better view in my opinion.
Rex 81-12
Rex 81-12 10 soat oldin
I'm not afraid of heights but that.... That scares me
B Kingski
B Kingski 11 soat oldin
I could never... Nope.
Daryl Baines
Daryl Baines 11 soat oldin
Didn't fancy doing the full John Noakes?
Braeburn Hilliard
Braeburn Hilliard 11 soat oldin
Wow, I don't know if I could have had the nerves to just walk backwards off of a turbine like that! Good job!
Callisto Music
Callisto Music 11 soat oldin
From my experience repelling, it’s terrifying to transition when the wall is 15 feet tall. I can’t imagine trying to transition on top of a turbine
lufcwls 11 soat oldin
I am so jealous!
REBUG 11 soat oldin
Brilliant watch that! Would love to do this as my job!
Jodigo 11 soat oldin
In the zombie apocalypse a wind turbine is a decent place to hide
Angry Gnome
Angry Gnome 12 soat oldin
Ruin your day if you miss calculated the rope Length.
Charlie Fox
Charlie Fox 12 soat oldin
This was great. I would do that in a second, no doubt.
Apex 223
Apex 223 12 soat oldin
What if it's on fire?
Ryan50Ryan 12 soat oldin
cwuzii 12 soat oldin
I’d love a job like that, so cool!
Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker 13 soat oldin
Tom Scott or.... Tony Greenberg
Rustacean 13 soat oldin
Lmfao nope.
Loogi Balloogi
Loogi Balloogi 13 soat oldin
I'd honestly rather glide down on the emergency exit instead of using the ladder.
John McDonald
John McDonald 14 soat oldin
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) There is nothing more important then getting right with the Creator, Jesus Christ. Those that refuse to come before him and repent with godly sorrow for sinning against him will stand before him in judgment and be cast into the lake of fire. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Heb 9:27) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)
Ivor O'Connor
Ivor O'Connor 14 soat oldin
I wonder if they coached Tom to focus on the protection two ropes offered?
Ivor O'Connor
Ivor O'Connor 14 soat oldin
I understand the wind is blowing strong enough to power wind turbines virtually anywhere as long as the base is 150 meters up. That's 3x higher than this turbine. Also at that height they on average can produce 20 times the power that one produces. Not 3x the power. Unfortunately these mega structures need an Elon Musk to push them through.
Team BjörksLarden
Team BjörksLarden 15 soat oldin
last year i climbed to the top of a 80 metre radio tower. i had no fall arrest system, no ropes, no failsafe. it was very stupid i know but it was a very nice view at the top.
bluishjules 15 soat oldin
this looks SO. DAMN. FUN.
Daurak 15 soat oldin
Hey look, it’s a ten year old rock climbing
ChaR F0x
ChaR F0x 15 soat oldin
was the cameraman floating in the last part? who was filming??
Euclidean Plane
Euclidean Plane 15 soat oldin
it's not going to work if it's too windy and the engines are over heating and you'd be blown everywhere if you even tried the fan blade would cut your rope immediately or send your flying or repeatedly hitting the ground over and over.
Mircea020 16 soat oldin
In case you wonder if there's any form of slow motion bungee jumping well... there is
Sam Butler
Sam Butler 16 soat oldin
There were a bunch of motors inside once you got to the top, presumably they let the turbine pivot to face whichever direction the wind is coming from? I never thought about if they turn before.
revise hellenologophobic
revise hellenologophobic 16 soat oldin
Cool seeing this as it is on my bucket list. Fingers crossed I be able to do so. Who knows. 😊
Alpha to Zulu
Alpha to Zulu 16 soat oldin
Octopuses love wind turbines
Michał Krzyżanowski
Michał Krzyżanowski 16 soat oldin
It remids me of Portal's 2 Wheatly quote: "Do not look down, do not look down, do not look down.. ahhh! I lookd down!"
CommanderDanger 16 soat oldin
One word. NOPE
Ruth Beaty
Ruth Beaty 17 soat oldin
Well...that' just a whole lot of NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE!!! And now, excuse me, I have to go lay down, on the ground...
Sp1der44 17 soat oldin
You'll feel better to know the breaking strength of a 1/2 inch Blue Water rope is 7,500 - 10,000 lbs and you had two of those attached to you - By all accounts the rope will break you long before you'll break it (which is also why its so important to manage a falls distance on ropes) after folks hear how insanely strong their equipment is, its actually easier to relax a bit and trust in it.
beefboi1997 17 soat oldin
Wind turbines will never be carbon neutral
badreality2 17 soat oldin
Why does the green exit sign have a guy running to a door?
Олег 17 soat oldin
3:15 the heck is this weird jump on resq box ?
Fallout Wars
Fallout Wars 17 soat oldin
Him : oh look at that view Me : ima just take the ladder
Black Opal Farm
Black Opal Farm 17 soat oldin
My dude had to keep reminding himself he's got two wires I feel you I wouldn't do it with three 😂
yuitr loing
yuitr loing 18 soat oldin
Sad thing about this is a lot of people will just never realise just how imppossibly hard it is to just step off the top of that and absail down. Respect!!
Alan Broadhurst-Hall
Alan Broadhurst-Hall 18 soat oldin
I think I speak for a lot of people when I say “F**K THAT!” 😲 You wouldn’t even get me up there, nevermind down the outside!!
yuitr loing
yuitr loing 18 soat oldin
I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.
bear watches vids
bear watches vids 18 soat oldin
tom should run for parliament again
BeanbagTheMeanbag 18 soat oldin
My hands are looking sweat and my feet are tingling just watching.
jessica 18 soat oldin
I'm terrified of being super high up even watching this makes me tingly. 😂backing off the ledge is a no for me. Very brave people
Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson 18 soat oldin
Nope. No. No. Uh uh. Nope.
zeeheaded 18 soat oldin
Huh brain kinda had a moment processing that the selfie stick is edited out.
David 18 soat oldin
What happens when you gotta use the bathroom? You fling it as far as you can?
Anime Profile Picture
Anime Profile Picture 18 soat oldin
Some guy with a wind turbine: [watches tom scott videos] Bet that guy would like to go in my wind turbine
Joep Saris
Joep Saris 19 soat oldin
I like the helmet with the eyes :)
Daniel J
Daniel J 19 soat oldin
Have seen plenty of BASE jumping videos off wind turbines that deserve at least this many views! That’s the mans way of getting down! 😁
Please don't feed the animals
Please don't feed the animals 19 soat oldin
God 4:25 made me feel sick to my stomach with vertigo
Jarrad James
Jarrad James 19 soat oldin
wind turbines are stupid and inefficient means of energy.
Andrei 19 soat oldin
I got dizzy and my hands started to sweat just by watching this 😶
Dale Gribble
Dale Gribble 19 soat oldin
Any MrBallens fans scarred because of the the 20 year olds who got stuck at the top of one these because a fire engulfed it one tried running through and one decided to just jump..... neither survived
Basic 19 soat oldin
Empirically, he's wrong about how safe his job is...
Josh Sealey
Josh Sealey 19 soat oldin
I think tom has two wires on him
Robert F. Jobin Jr.
Robert F. Jobin Jr. 20 soat oldin
I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.
Pytho 20 soat oldin
I liked those googlie eyes on the helmet.
Adam Dennis
Adam Dennis 20 soat oldin
How much does the blade guy make? Anybody know?
Matt Roszak
Matt Roszak 20 soat oldin
Green energy companies could make a lot of extra money selling tickets to thrill seekers.
Jimmy J
Jimmy J 20 soat oldin
Should ofnshown the whole way down but ff it. I guess not....
Phin Jones
Phin Jones 20 soat oldin
Last time I got an email from an energy company it was a bill...
Dl B
Dl B 21 soat oldin
That is a BIG NOPE from me.
RPG YT 21 soat oldin
Riaan Burger
Riaan Burger 21 soat oldin
As a fellow rope tech, I've scrutinized this video and can confirm that the techs are professional and nothing is out of the place. If that sounds like petty behaviour, then maybe consider that scrutinizing your team members is a vital part of the general safety culture needed for this type of work. I personally do echo his statement: "Personally this is safer than any other job that you can do." Well, maybe not all other jobs, but a hell of a lot of them, like driving a bus for instance. As a bit of a side note: Watching this, my girlfriend told me: "I can never do that." to which I said: "IKR! I also hate screw-gate karabiners!!"
Vincent Kelly
Vincent Kelly 21 soat oldin
Love that they got exit signs that point down while you're climbing
Fck Google
Fck Google 21 soat oldin
Good thing Iam sitting on the toilet watching this.
Underground Pianist
Underground Pianist 21 soat oldin
Amazing! Lots of fun and green energy!
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