Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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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/
I'm at tomscott.com
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Tom Scott
  • Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    6 hari yang lalu

    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...!)

    • Sad


      13 jam yang lalu

      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

      14 jam yang lalu


    • It's Ok To Be White

      It's Ok To Be White

      23 jam yang lalu

      Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

    • pedro andrade

      pedro andrade

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      I guess its safe to say, You have the best job in the world xD



      Hari Yang lalu

      It is crazy..

  • Apex 223

    Apex 223

    10 menit yang lalu

    What if it's on fire?

  • Ryan50Ryan


    25 menit yang lalu


  • cwuzii


    27 menit yang lalu

    I’d love a job like that, so cool!

  • Truth Seeker

    Truth Seeker

    36 menit yang lalu

    Tom Scott or.... Tony Greenberg

  • Rustacean


    59 menit yang lalu

    Lmfao nope.

  • Loogi Balloogi

    Loogi Balloogi

    Jam Yang lalu

    I'd honestly rather glide down on the emergency exit instead of using the ladder.

  • John McDonald

    John McDonald

    Jam Yang lalu

    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

    Jam Yang lalu

    I wonder if they coached Tom to focus on the protection two ropes offered?

  • Ivor O'Connor

    Ivor O'Connor

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    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

    2 jam yang lalu

    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


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    this looks SO. DAMN. FUN.

  • Daurak


    2 jam yang lalu

    Hey look, it’s a ten year old rock climbing

  • ChaR F0x

    ChaR F0x

    2 jam yang lalu

    was the cameraman floating in the last part? who was filming??

  • Euclidean Plane

    Euclidean Plane

    2 jam yang lalu

    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


    3 jam yang lalu

    In case you wonder if there's any form of slow motion bungee jumping well... there is

  • Sam Butler

    Sam Butler

    3 jam yang lalu

    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

    4 jam yang lalu

    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

    4 jam yang lalu

    Octopuses love wind turbines

  • Michał Krzyżanowski

    Michał Krzyżanowski

    4 jam yang lalu

    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


    4 jam yang lalu

    One word. NOPE

  • Ruth Beaty

    Ruth Beaty

    4 jam yang lalu

    Well...that' just a whole lot of NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE!!! And now, excuse me, I have to go lay down, on the ground...

  • Sp1der44


    4 jam yang lalu

    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


    4 jam yang lalu

    Wind turbines will never be carbon neutral

  • badreality2


    5 jam yang lalu

    Why does the green exit sign have a guy running to a door?

  • Олег


    5 jam yang lalu

    3:15 the heck is this weird jump on resq box ?

  • Fallout Wars

    Fallout Wars

    5 jam yang lalu

    Him : oh look at that view

    Me : ima just take the ladder

  • Black Opal Farm

    Black Opal Farm

    5 jam yang lalu

    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

    5 jam yang lalu

    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

    5 jam yang lalu

    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

      5 jam yang lalu

      I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.

  • bear watches vids

    bear watches vids

    5 jam yang lalu

    tom should run for parliament again

  • BeanbagTheMeanbag


    5 jam yang lalu

    My hands are looking sweat and my feet are tingling just watching.

  • jessica


    5 jam yang lalu

    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

    6 jam yang lalu

    Nope. No. No. Uh uh. Nope.

  • zeeheaded


    6 jam yang lalu

    Huh brain kinda had a moment processing that the selfie stick is edited out.

  • David


    6 jam yang lalu

    What happens when you gotta use the bathroom? You fling it as far as you can?

  • Anime Profile Picture

    Anime Profile Picture

    6 jam yang lalu

    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

    6 jam yang lalu

    I like the helmet with the eyes :)

  • Daniel J

    Daniel J

    6 jam yang lalu

    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

    6 jam yang lalu

    God 4:25 made me feel sick to my stomach with vertigo

  • Jarrad James

    Jarrad James

    6 jam yang lalu

    wind turbines are stupid and inefficient means of energy.

  • Andrei


    6 jam yang lalu

    I got dizzy and my hands started to sweat just by watching this 😶

  • Dale Gribble

    Dale Gribble

    6 jam yang lalu

    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


    7 jam yang lalu

    Empirically, he's wrong about how safe his job is...

  • Josh Sealey

    Josh Sealey

    7 jam yang lalu

    I think tom has two wires on him

  • Robert F. Jobin Jr.

    Robert F. Jobin Jr.

    7 jam yang lalu

    I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.

  • Pytho


    7 jam yang lalu

    I liked those googlie eyes on the helmet.

  • Adam Dennis

    Adam Dennis

    8 jam yang lalu

    How much does the blade guy make? Anybody know?

  • Matt Roszak

    Matt Roszak

    8 jam yang lalu

    Green energy companies could make a lot of extra money selling tickets to thrill seekers.

  • Jimmy J

    Jimmy J

    8 jam yang lalu

    Should ofnshown the whole way down but ff it. I guess not....

  • Phin Jones

    Phin Jones

    8 jam yang lalu

    Last time I got an email from an energy company it was a bill...

  • Dl B

    Dl B

    8 jam yang lalu

    That is a BIG NOPE from me.

    • RPG YT

      RPG YT

      8 jam yang lalu


  • Riaan Burger

    Riaan Burger

    8 jam yang lalu

    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

    8 jam yang lalu

    Love that they got exit signs that point down while you're climbing

  • Fck Google

    Fck Google

    8 jam yang lalu

    Good thing Iam sitting on the toilet watching this.

  • Underground Pianist

    Underground Pianist

    9 jam yang lalu

    Amazing! Lots of fun and green energy!

  • dannyU2g


    9 jam yang lalu

    I don't see how that would work in an emergency tho, seems like a rather long and complicated procedure especially if you need to evacuate multiple people.

  • Juicy J

    Juicy J

    9 jam yang lalu

    Wind turbines are garbage. Inefficient tools that pander to yuppies

  • Your AI Overlords

    Your AI Overlords

    9 jam yang lalu

    2 wires and a pair of soiled pants

  • Johnny Ferrer

    Johnny Ferrer

    9 jam yang lalu

    Never knew they had one



    9 jam yang lalu

    One large cup of NOPE please. Thank you, keep the change.

  • Horatio yen

    Horatio yen

    9 jam yang lalu


  • Hadley Brine

    Hadley Brine

    10 jam yang lalu

    Similar thing when I tandem jumped. At one point you're inside the plane thinking, whoa, this is gonna be amazing.
    And then they open the doors. And you have to move. And then you have to throw yourself into gravitational oblivion. My head felt like it was in my guts.

  • Justin Herbutte

    Justin Herbutte

    10 jam yang lalu

    Wind turbines are THE worst waste of money in the modern world. They don't work most of the time and if they do they don't produce enough energy to power a cell phone.

  • Anas saleh

    Anas saleh

    10 jam yang lalu

    They wanted to test the emergency system and there was no volunteers... till Tom came

  • okazon69


    11 jam yang lalu

    1:44 - glad to see the proper direction toward the exit!

  • Elegator


    12 jam yang lalu

    TL;DW: Military Rappelling Kids™️

  • Christo


    12 jam yang lalu

    one screw to hold the arrestor together, so where is the backup for forgetting that?
    training manual. riiiiiiight

  • Lolepiking


    12 jam yang lalu

    Gisslade vajdijon

  • DollunTheSavage


    13 jam yang lalu

    As someone who has done a little bit of canyoning, to go down, you only need one rope to be safe. (Assuming your not a compleat moron) Second, wouldn't you want to repell down. it's faster and definitely funner.

  • Arie Arie

    Arie Arie

    13 jam yang lalu

    This guy probbably has the best job in the world

  • Boothy B

    Boothy B

    13 jam yang lalu

    Anxiety 📈📈📈📈

  • Eric Keane

    Eric Keane

    13 jam yang lalu

    How do I get this job?

  • Andy Taylor

    Andy Taylor

    13 jam yang lalu

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

  • daniel burges

    daniel burges

    13 jam yang lalu


  • Mubashshir Rizwan

    Mubashshir Rizwan

    13 jam yang lalu

    Fred Dinbah would have brought his own ladders.

  • michaelangaloe


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  • Rob Samus

    Rob Samus

    13 jam yang lalu


  • Mohammed Shabin

    Mohammed Shabin

    14 jam yang lalu


  • vee waiyawuth

    vee waiyawuth

    14 jam yang lalu

    Fun fact: all the wind you feel is created by these turbines. The same thing happens in space at a much bigger scale and we call that solar wind!

  • Michael Gallrauner

    Michael Gallrauner

    14 jam yang lalu

    Cudos to the cameraman too and didn't no the word abseil is used in English.

  • Jon Hart

    Jon Hart

    14 jam yang lalu

    It's capable of producing that energy BUT what's it's actual average energy yield.. also the cost in dead birds that prolly remains consistent.

  • Mark Lynskey

    Mark Lynskey

    14 jam yang lalu

    Ah Tom, thats only a baby, lets see you do it from a Vestas V164.

  • Norman


    15 jam yang lalu

    Fred Dibnah would have used the emergency exit as the way up

  • Harry Penn

    Harry Penn

    15 jam yang lalu

    Yeeeeaaaa I'm good thanks

  • Faris Here

    Faris Here

    15 jam yang lalu

    Hypophobia Triggers😓

  • Colleen Harrison

    Colleen Harrison

    15 jam yang lalu

    This was actually seriously cool



    15 jam yang lalu

    How cool would it be if the exit was a parachute

  • byronpaul19


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  • The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7

    The Rx7 roadie BURPLE RX7

    15 jam yang lalu

    Always fancied that as a job (or aerial linesman) unfortunately not many wind farms near Birmingham, also I would imagine the weather puts a stop to play quite regularly

  • hootymcfrooty


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  • Zalan


    15 jam yang lalu

    One new thing added to my bucket list

  • tim sharrett

    tim sharrett

    15 jam yang lalu

    Yall got it easy try climbing 250 ft on a pegged cell tower.

  • Richard Short

    Richard Short

    15 jam yang lalu

    I wonder if his sphincter has relaxed yet or tightened up don’t know how it would be effected. Mine would be puckered up so tight I wouldn’t could 💩 for a month

  • Lion_Knight


    15 jam yang lalu

    can we talk about the exit sign behind the ladder on the way up though. In case you are halfway down and forget how to get out.

  • Mahadi Hasan Tamim

    Mahadi Hasan Tamim

    15 jam yang lalu

    Wow this is epic. Please go to the iss next time Tom!

  • Taking it to the Limit

    Taking it to the Limit

    15 jam yang lalu

    Come along way from Fred Dibnah climbing a chimney

  • SerenDipity


    15 jam yang lalu

    On top of the turbine: What a great view
    Everywhere else: That windturbine is ruining the landscape abd creates horrible sounds that make people and animals leave

  • Joseph Wisniewski

    Joseph Wisniewski

    16 jam yang lalu

    A previous employer did a VR application for a utility company that could, among other things, put you at the top of a turbine. It was sufficient for all my turbine needs, but you look like you had way more fun.

  • Adam Mullarkey

    Adam Mullarkey

    16 jam yang lalu

    Next week, Tom takes the emergency exit from the ISS.