Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

Tom Scott

Tom Scott

2,4 млн көрүүлөр101

    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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    1. 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...!)

      1. MRCG Millenium

        @Tom Scott hey, did you want to try a cloning machine?

      2. Carløs ;-;

        this video changed my life

      3. Zzzz Zzzz

        thank you sponsor eagle

      4. Paf

        @Teut Hamer what

      5. Teut Hamer

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

    2. Haze1434

      I'd do it. But I'd also sh*t my pants.

    3. Voonilla Ramen

      just seeing you up there gave me massive amounts of anxiety

    4. Zavier fuller

      U mean a seat belt

    5. kolim jone

      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".

    6. 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

      1. kolim jone

        Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

    7. Enderman1462

      Sooooo tall

    8. cursed1

      Remember when Discovery would air stuff like this?

    9. jim ewok

      so, uhm, what kind of knot do they use for the two wires you've got on you?

    10. Several Fighters

      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.

      1. Several Fighters

        Or the selfie stick removing thingy I guess.

    11. 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...

    12. eioshen boboi

      Tom Scott is this generation's Adam Hart-Davis, and I mean that as the biggest compliment

    13. Maxsdad 53

      I have one word for that... NO F**KING WAY!

      1. Dave Squire

        @eioshen boboi But you can see the selfie stick's shadow...

      2. 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

    14. Moody Millennial

      Imagine if right as Tom was starting to step back over the edge the guy was like “oh crap, wait hold on!!” 😂

    15. dirtyhannie

      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.

    16. onlythewise1

      thats so scary

    17. F

      Dude you can just bring a water bucket you can do it

    18. Snakezase 29

      Is this because of that one incident

    19. Sir Puffball

      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

    20. Markus Rennelius

      highly recommended to urinate before climbing anything.👍🏼✌🏼

    21. Scott FW

      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!

    22. SilliusBuns

      Who knew Daniel Radcliffe moonlights as a wind turbine engineer? XD

    23. Alex Berkman

      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.)

    24. Rain Man

      seems I would want to learn about BASE jumping...that would be my emergency exit....and a fun way to get down.

    25. mazzox

      Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?

    26. FIFISHING CANADA

      Alot more fun coming down on your own ID! ;) . Either way, great video brother!! 👌

    27. controlfreak1963

      I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

    28. Colton Cain

      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.

      1. gqn2

        4:53 I noticed the two wires. Scary.

    29. MMT-Games

      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

    30. robert17

      i dont know why i expected this video to be better

    31. Gabriel

      I saw this video after seeing MattColbo's Imitation of Tom and damn, the accuracy is unreal

    32. Herpes-Lip

      Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

    33. 郭文

      The few fierce chef functionally file because recess proportionately sparkle after a instinctive priest. idiotic, selective dinner

    34. h8GWBî

      I hope the emergency -decent- -descention- -descendibility- -descending- descent is a lot faster in a real emergency.

    35. fred lonbottom

      The brawny mole immunohistochemically owe because drink macropharmacologically talk notwithstanding a unique stopwatch. late, loose commission

    36. Dj none

      I fell out of a park bench laying down watching this F that noise

    37. Aitor B

      The most fascinating thing about this video is how the camera deletes the stick from the image.

    38. Paul Robert

      Not interesting at all

    39. morphman86

      Tom Scott and the Nixon Tapes have a thing in common now: "I've got two wires on me!"

    40. LiamThm

      Worked for GE and Siemens for 10 years. Brings back memories.

    41. wesmatron

      Remember that video of those two guys standing on top of a burning turbine?

    42. Glen DeKoker

      Garbage

    43. Gianluca

      you can make a theme park out of it

    44. vbddfy euuyt

      Conspiracy theory: tom is a teacher that is using reverse psychology to teach us stuff we otherwise would fall asleep to.

    45. donnza c

      Why didn't i ever realise it's possible to go inside a wind turbine?

      1. vbddfy euuyt

        energy than they could ever create. There is also pollution associated with their manufacture. Sorry...

    46. Marcelo Jardon

      Wind turbines...a catastrophe for the environment for peanuts of unreliable and randomly intermittent electricity

    47. Buddy Hendrix

      Nope

    48. Söt Gråvarg

      I would get a heart attack from looking down there. 🤯🤢

    49. Tactical Butter

      The googly eyes on his helmet are the highlight of my day.

    50. MothproofKT

      I got vertigo just watching you step out and looking around 😅 I’d have definitely needed to be unconscious to start the descent! 😂

    51. Trevor Miles

      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.

    52. 1337

      i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

    53. L Alexander

      "Heart attacks...break an ankle..." Me: I have diarrhea...get me down now.

    54. Funny Valentine

      Me, confused why they don’t just have emergency parachutes: 👁👄👁

    55. СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙ

      "Ive got two turds,two turds in my underwear"

    56. bwc1976

      I thought the descent was going to be a lot faster than that, it being for an emergency and all.

    57. LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!

      Yo this video is so engaging, Im a huge fan of you!

    58. SolidSith

      No climb assist, rip. the elevators are awesome in the new ones.....except when you have to rescue yourself from them.

      1. SolidSith

        Awe you didn't get to use the auto descender. Pray you hooked it up right, jump, glide down.

    59. Killed_By_The_Architect -

      You couldn't pay me enough.

    60. Turbowat?

      My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

    61. macsloan58

      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...

    62. Iliketobealone

      Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

      1. Killed_By_The_Architect -

        Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

    63. Pilot Peego

      I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

      1. Killed_By_The_Architect -

        You wouldn't have time to open it and get a full canopy before hitting the ground.

    64. bocoy noiu

      I can't even begin to imagine the amount of fear I wold have descending.

    65. Mr Neil

      For some reason I was waiting for a giant inflatable slide to pop out like on an airplane.

      1. bocoy noiu

        3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    66. LIGHTNING FAST

      I want to face my fear of falling, I need to do that!

    67. Carløs ;-;

      this video changed my life

    68. Cooking Parker

      The drab drink naturalistically treat because cave consequentially pat till a lamentable thunder. relieved, peaceful bumper

    69. Smit Shilpatul

      Idk why, but when I was a kid I thought they were only 2-3 metres tall

    70. S H N

      4:47 who is recording you up there!!? i dont see a drone either at 4:48

    71. Marty Lynchian

      More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

    72. Kermit The Frog

      “Don’t bend your legs!” *bends legs immediately*

    73. Ashen One

      you are one brave guy xDDD

    74. Ronny Ron

      Too much talkie

    75. Randy G

      "Blade repair", hmm, I've a fan next to my bed which has been running flawlessly last 30yrs.

    76. Sports Trader

      Even on YT heights get to me.

    77. HellHound Actual

      The Ladder Climbing brought back some Serious Metal Gear Solid Memories lmao

    78. yoobster

      absolute mad lad!

    79. Andrew Storey

      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

    80. Dr S4T4N

      Nice Tom like rest Brits hes same no healthy guy who have problem with breathing xD

    81. Ethan Rowland

      3:14 GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!! The box that says "RESQ" distorts

    82. sol star

      That looks sssooooo cool !

      1. bouytt guyt

        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.

    83. Nue Houjuu

      Sometimes I wake up and feel like taking the emergency exit from a wind turbine as well

    84. Robert Pirlot

      I can imagine that tingling feeling that I get when throwing yourself off.

    85. ITSclassic

      how is this in my recommended

    86. Ernests Milass

      octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

    87. L-Trizzle-12

      Shame they’re dogshit at generating copious amounts of reliable energy. 😞 Nice view tho. 🤘

    88. Edgar Renje

      I love the design of this wind turbine. The generator housing is not as boxy as usual.

    89. Cross Category

      This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

    90. Tech Gamer

      Cursed Bungee jump

    91. Michael Anderson

      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".

    92. Tesh Govindji

      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.

    93. Liquid Sofa

      The video footage made me nervous, I couldn't image doing it for real.

    94. Blu Scout

      I've got two wires I've got two wires I've got two wires

    95. petmensan

      You can also repel without any skill or training, by having a reasonably high iq and understanding the basics of repelling.

    96. Jacob Lee

      Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

      1. Brabant

        Straight to the point without any bs, i love it.

      2. vbddfy euuyt

        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".

    97. Cramer White

      How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

    98. Amelia Mae

      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.

    99. The Dominator

      4:25 "That's fine" Tom says, but it was definitely not fine

    100. ButterBall

      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.