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Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine 

Tom Scott
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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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May 3, 2021

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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 18 days ago
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...!)
MRCG Millenium
MRCG Millenium 2 days ago
@Tom Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?
Carløs ;-;
Carløs ;-; 4 days ago
this video changed my life
Zzzz Zzzz
Zzzz Zzzz 4 days ago
thank you sponsor eagle
Paf
Paf 6 days ago
@Teut Hamer what
Teut Hamer
Teut Hamer 6 days ago
Only 7 birds will die instead of millions if you PAINT THEM RED!!! With outward spiralling motives. Like a WARD!!
Haze1434
Haze1434 Hour ago
I'd do it. But I'd also sh*t my pants.
Voonilla Ramen
just seeing you up there gave me massive amounts of anxiety
Zavier fuller
Zavier fuller 3 hours ago
U mean a seat belt
kolim jone
kolim jone 9 hours ago
The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".
Gabelhelm Sogarbraten
"its a lengthy process" the 2 mechanics who recently died in the netherlands in a turbine fire were 19 and 21 there should be more training before lads that young are sent up there alone
kolim jone
kolim jone 9 hours ago
Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD
Enderman1462
Enderman1462 18 hours ago
Sooooo tall
cursed1
cursed1 21 hour ago
Remember when Discovery would air stuff like this?
jim ewok
jim ewok 21 hour ago
so, uhm, what kind of knot do they use for the two wires you've got on you?
Several Fighters
Several Fighters 23 hours ago
3:04 glitches in the matrix? Or I would hazard a guess at the video filter for correcting however bendy that lens must have been.
Several Fighters
Several Fighters 23 hours ago
Or the selfie stick removing thingy I guess.
The Busby Babes
reminded me of the picture of two young technicians being caught on a windturbine in the netherlands dying on it because it caught fire...
eioshen boboi
Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment
Maxsdad 53
Maxsdad 53 Day ago
I have one word for that... NO F**KING WAY!
Dave Squire
Dave Squire 4 hours ago
@eioshen boboi But you can see the selfie stick's shadow...
eioshen boboi
we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode
Moody Millennial
Imagine if right as Tom was starting to step back over the edge the guy was like “oh crap, wait hold on!!” 😂
dirtyhannie
dirtyhannie Day ago
This make me think of the two dutch mechanics who died in 2013. Fire broke out while they were trapped on top. Real tragic story.
onlythewise1
onlythewise1 Day ago
thats so scary
F
F Day ago
Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it
Snakezase 29
Snakezase 29 Day ago
Is this because of that one incident
Sir Puffball
Sir Puffball Day ago
It's not even so much the height that would scare me, it's just how *thin* it is. Always looks like a hundred pounds of force could knock it over
Markus Rennelius
Markus Rennelius 2 days ago
highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼
Scott FW
Scott FW 2 days ago
Merely viewing this left my palms dripping sweat - it's not that I'm afraid of heights, it's just that I want absolutely nothing to do with their edges!
SilliusBuns
SilliusBuns 2 days ago
Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD
Alex Berkman
Alex Berkman 2 days ago
Oil rigs have something similar called the "Geronimo line" for the derrick-hand. ("Geronimo!" was old thing that people said said if if they made a scary leap to save themselves.)
Rain Man
Rain Man 2 days ago
seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.
mazzox
mazzox 2 days ago
Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?
FIFISHING CANADA
FIFISHING CANADA 2 days ago
Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌
controlfreak1963
controlfreak1963 2 days ago
I started my Tenet loop in one of those!
Colton Cain
Colton Cain 2 days ago
I hate to be the one but his figure 8 knot tied to his caribiner attached to the D ring doesn’t have a safety. Granted it’s a strong knot but it’s always good to have that safety knot to prevent slippage.
gqn2
gqn2 9 hours ago
4:53 I noticed the two wires. Scary.
MMT-Games
MMT-Games 2 days ago
we cant see the selfie stick in the shots where you recorded with the cam attached to the selfie stick. i guess selfie stick is a lie and cameraman is in the spectator mode
robert17
robert17 2 days ago
i dont know why i expected this video to be better
Gabriel
Gabriel 2 days ago
I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal
Herpes-Lip
Herpes-Lip 2 days ago
Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.
郭文
郭文 2 days ago
The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner
h8GWBî
h8GWBî 2 days ago
I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.
fred lonbottom
fred lonbottom 2 days ago
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Dj none
Dj none 2 days ago
I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise
Aitor B
Aitor B 3 days ago
The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.
Paul Robert
Paul Robert 3 days ago
Not interesting at all
morphman86
morphman86 3 days ago
Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"
LiamThm
LiamThm 3 days ago
Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.
wesmatron
wesmatron 3 days ago
Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?
Glen DeKoker
Glen DeKoker 3 days ago
Garbage
Gianluca
Gianluca 3 days ago
you can make a theme park out of it
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 3 days ago
Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.
donnza c
donnza c 3 days ago
Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 3 days ago
energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...
Marcelo Jardon
Marcelo Jardon 3 days ago
Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity
Buddy Hendrix
Buddy Hendrix 3 days ago
Nope
Söt Gråvarg
Söt Gråvarg 3 days ago
I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢
Tactical Butter
Tactical Butter 3 days ago
The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.
MothproofKT
MothproofKT 3 days ago
I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂
Trevor Miles
Trevor Miles 3 days ago
So tom what you do today.. you stil doing that boring computer site thing.? Geeshhh I think my toes would curl up and break if i did that. I consider myself a brave fellow. But brave by circumstance not by design . uhhh lean back and go with it..mmmm My hats off to you Tom.
1337
1337 3 days ago
i almost had a heart attack for just watching it
L Alexander
L Alexander 3 days ago
"Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.
Funny Valentine
Funny Valentine 3 days ago
Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁
СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙ
"Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"
bwc1976
bwc1976 3 days ago
I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.
LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!
Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!
SolidSith
SolidSith 3 days ago
No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.
SolidSith
SolidSith 3 days ago
Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.
Killed_By_The_Architect -
You couldn't pay me enough.
Turbowat?
Turbowat? 3 days ago
My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.
macsloan58
macsloan58 3 days ago
Wind turbines are the biggest energy hoax/scam foisted on people in history. The minute they are designed, they are losing money. Any power engineer (I am not one) will tell you that it is impossible for a wind turbine to make more energy than it has consumed from design through manufacture and finally to installation. It is quite simple: there is not enough energy density in wind to make it a viable source of energy. That is an unarguable fact. Regardless of what liberals and tree huggers tell us, wind turbines use more energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...
Iliketobealone
Iliketobealone 4 days ago
Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15
Killed_By_The_Architect -
Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.
Pilot Peego
Pilot Peego 4 days ago
I would have a parachute as a backup.😂
Killed_By_The_Architect -
You wouldn't have time to open it and get a full canopy before hitting the ground.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 4 days ago
I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.
Mr Neil
Mr Neil 4 days ago
For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 4 days ago
3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts
LIGHTNING FAST
LIGHTNING FAST 4 days ago
I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!
Carløs ;-;
Carløs ;-; 4 days ago
this video changed my life
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker 4 days ago
The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper
Smit Shilpatul
Smit Shilpatul 4 days ago
Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall
S H N
S H N 4 days ago
4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48
Marty Lynchian
Marty Lynchian 4 days ago
More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.
Kermit The Frog
Kermit The Frog 4 days ago
“Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*
Ashen One
Ashen One 4 days ago
you are one brave guy xDDD
Ronny Ron
Ronny Ron 4 days ago
Too much talkie
Randy G
Randy G 4 days ago
"Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.
Sports Trader
Sports Trader 4 days ago
Even on YT heights get to me.
HellHound Actual
HellHound Actual 5 days ago
The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao
yoobster
yoobster 5 days ago
absolute mad lad!
Andrew Storey
Andrew Storey 5 days ago
Damn, we have blades longer than that tower on the direct drives. Look very simple to work on but I imagine changing a yaw motor or pitch motor would be a ball ache
Dr S4T4N
Dr S4T4N 5 days ago
Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD
Ethan Rowland
Ethan Rowland 5 days ago
3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts
sol star
sol star 5 days ago
That looks sssooooo cool !
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 5 days ago
feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.
Nue Houjuu
Nue Houjuu 5 days ago
Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well
Robert Pirlot
Robert Pirlot 5 days ago
I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.
ITSclassic
ITSclassic 5 days ago
how is this in my recommended
Ernests Milass
Ernests Milass 5 days ago
octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it
L-Trizzle-12
L-Trizzle-12 5 days ago
Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘
Edgar Renje
Edgar Renje 5 days ago
I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.
Cross Category
Cross Category 5 days ago
This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing
Tech Gamer
Tech Gamer 5 days ago
Cursed Bungee jump
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson 5 days ago
The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".
Tesh Govindji
Tesh Govindji 5 days ago
I have to call my sister over to change the lightbulb on the attic staircase. So no, I would rather break my own legs and arms than climb up those ladders. 😑 Just though thought of climbing those ladders is giving me 5p-50p bum twitches.
Liquid Sofa
Liquid Sofa 5 days ago
The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.
Blu Scout
Blu Scout 5 days ago
I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires
petmensan
petmensan 5 days ago
You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.
Jacob Lee
Jacob Lee 5 days ago
Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.
Brabant
Brabant Day ago
Straight to the point without any bs, i love it.
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 2 days ago
The contract for me would be such that I'd be repeating "I've got 20 wires on me, I've got 20 wires on me".
Cramer White
Cramer White 5 days ago
How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?
Amelia Mae
Amelia Mae 5 days ago
WIND TURBINES ARE TERRIBLE!!!! Sure they make "clean" energy, but if one of the blades cracks, they cant be repaired. So they bury them and destroy thousands of square feet of farm land. And they never decompose. They also take so much concrete/cement to keep it standing up, that they destroy even more land.
The Dominator
The Dominator 5 days ago
4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine
ButterBall
ButterBall 6 days ago
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.
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