Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

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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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom ScottHace 16 días

    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...!)

  2. MRCG Millenium

    MRCG MilleniumHace un día

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

  3. Carløs ;-;

    Carløs ;-;Hace 3 días

    this video changed my life

  4. Zzzz Zzzz

    Zzzz ZzzzHace 3 días

    thank you sponsor eagle

  5. Paf

    PafHace 4 días

    @Teut Hamer what

  6. Teut Hamer

    Teut HamerHace 5 días

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

  7. dirtyhannie

    dirtyhannieHace 6 horas

    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.

  8. onlythewise1

    onlythewise1Hace 11 horas

    thats so scary

  9. F

    FHace 12 horas

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

  10. Snakezase 29

    Snakezase 29Hace 13 horas

    Is this because of that one incident

  11. Sir Puffball

    Sir PuffballHace 15 horas

    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

  12. Markus Rennelius

    Markus RenneliusHace 19 horas

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

  13. Scott FW

    Scott FWHace 19 horas

    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!

  14. SilliusBuns

    SilliusBunsHace 20 horas

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

  15. Alex Berkman

    Alex BerkmanHace 22 horas

    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.)

  16. Rain Man

    Rain ManHace 23 horas

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

  17. mazzox

    mazzoxHace un día

    Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?



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

  19. controlfreak1963

    controlfreak1963Hace un día

    I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

  20. Colton Cain

    Colton CainHace un día

    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.

  21. MMT-Games

    MMT-GamesHace un día

    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

  22. robert17

    robert17Hace un día

    i dont know why i expected this video to be better

  23. Gabriel

    GabrielHace un día

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

  24. Herpes-Lip

    Herpes-LipHace un día

    Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

  25. 郭文

    郭文Hace un día

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

  26. h8GWBî

    h8GWBîHace un día

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

  27. fred lonbottom

    fred lonbottomHace un día

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

  28. Dj none

    Dj noneHace un día

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

  29. Aitor B

    Aitor BHace un día

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

  30. Paul Robert

    Paul RobertHace un día

    Not interesting at all

  31. morphman86

    morphman86Hace un día

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

  32. LiamThm

    LiamThmHace un día

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

  33. wesmatron

    wesmatronHace un día

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

  34. Glen DeKoker

    Glen DeKokerHace un día


  35. Gianluca

    GianlucaHace 2 días

    you can make a theme park out of it

  36. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuytHace 2 días

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

  37. donnza c

    donnza cHace 2 días

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

  38. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuytHace 2 días

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

  39. Marcelo Jardon

    Marcelo JardonHace 2 días

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

  40. Buddy Hendrix

    Buddy HendrixHace 2 días


  41. Söt Gråvarg

    Söt GråvargHace 2 días

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

  42. Tactical Butter

    Tactical ButterHace 2 días

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

  43. MothproofKT

    MothproofKTHace 2 días

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

  44. Trevor Miles

    Trevor MilesHace 2 días

    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.

  45. 1337

    1337Hace 2 días

    i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

  46. L Alexander

    L AlexanderHace 2 días

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

  47. Funny Valentine

    Funny ValentineHace 2 días

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


    СМЕШНОЙ СМЕШНОЙHace 2 días

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

  49. bwc1976

    bwc1976Hace 2 días

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

  50. LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!

    LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!Hace 2 días

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

  51. SolidSith

    SolidSithHace 2 días

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

  52. SolidSith

    SolidSithHace 2 días

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

  53. Killed_By_The_Architect -

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Hace 2 días

    You couldn't pay me enough.

  54. Turbowat?

    Turbowat?Hace 2 días

    My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

  55. macsloan58

    macsloan58Hace 2 días

    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...

  56. Iliketobealone

    IliketobealoneHace 2 días

    Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

  57. Killed_By_The_Architect -

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Hace 2 días

    Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

  58. Pilot Peego

    Pilot PeegoHace 2 días

    I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

  59. Killed_By_The_Architect -

    Killed_By_The_Architect -Hace 2 días

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

  60. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiuHace 2 días

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

  61. Mr Neil

    Mr NeilHace 2 días

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

  62. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiuHace 2 días

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


    LIGHTNING FASTHace 2 días

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

  64. Carløs ;-;

    Carløs ;-;Hace 3 días

    this video changed my life

  65. Cooking Parker

    Cooking ParkerHace 3 días

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

  66. Smit Shilpatul

    Smit ShilpatulHace 3 días

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

  67. S H N

    S H NHace 3 días

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

  68. Marty Lynchian

    Marty LynchianHace 3 días

    More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

  69. Kermit The Frog

    Kermit The FrogHace 3 días

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

  70. Ashen One

    Ashen OneHace 3 días

    you are one brave guy xDDD

  71. Ronny Ron

    Ronny RonHace 3 días

    Too much talkie

  72. Randy G

    Randy GHace 3 días

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

  73. Sports Trader

    Sports TraderHace 3 días

    Even on YT heights get to me.

  74. HellHound Actual

    HellHound ActualHace 3 días

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

  75. yoobster

    yoobsterHace 3 días

    absolute mad lad!

  76. Andrew Storey

    Andrew StoreyHace 3 días

    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

  77. Dr S4T4N

    Dr S4T4NHace 3 días

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

  78. Ethan Rowland

    Ethan RowlandHace 3 días

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

  79. sol star

    sol starHace 3 días

    That looks sssooooo cool !

  80. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guytHace 3 días

    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.

  81. Nue Houjuu

    Nue HoujuuHace 3 días

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

  82. Robert Pirlot

    Robert PirlotHace 3 días

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

  83. ITSclassic

    ITSclassicHace 4 días

    how is this in my recommended

  84. Ernests Milass

    Ernests MilassHace 4 días

    octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

  85. L-Trizzle-12

    L-Trizzle-12Hace 4 días

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

  86. Edgar Renje

    Edgar RenjeHace 4 días

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

  87. Cross Category

    Cross CategoryHace 4 días

    This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

  88. Tech Gamer

    Tech GamerHace 4 días

    Cursed Bungee jump

  89. Michael Anderson

    Michael AndersonHace 4 días

    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".

  90. Tesh Govindji

    Tesh GovindjiHace 4 días

    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.

  91. Liquid Sofa

    Liquid SofaHace 4 días

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

  92. Blu Scout

    Blu ScoutHace 4 días

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

  93. petmensan

    petmensanHace 4 días

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

  94. Jacob Lee

    Jacob LeeHace 4 días

    Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

  95. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuytHace 23 horas

    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".

  96. Cramer White

    Cramer WhiteHace 4 días

    How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

  97. Amelia Mae

    Amelia MaeHace 4 días

    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.

  98. The Dominator

    The DominatorHace 4 días

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

  99. ButterBall

    ButterBallHace 4 días

    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.

  100. Chez Man

    Chez ManHace 4 días

    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.

  101. Tony Totten

    Tony TottenHace 4 días


  102. Dixon Ticonderoga

    Dixon TiconderogaHace 4 días


  103. Ham Mo

    Ham MoHace 4 días

    Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

  104. The Grammar Police

    The Grammar PoliceHace 4 días

    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.

  105. Rambling Rob

    Rambling RobHace 4 días

    I got goose bumps just watching Tom

  106. Nostrodumbass

    NostrodumbassHace 4 días

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

  107. Paid Tourist

    Paid TouristHace 5 días


  108. Sidharth Sreeram

    Sidharth SreeramHace 5 días

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

  109. Karen Smith

    Karen SmithHace 5 días

    Nope!!! XD

  110. Sphinx the Minx

    Sphinx the MinxHace 5 días

    Switching it off to service it is cheating.

  111. Shaun Mcgowan

    Shaun McgowanHace 5 días

    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.

  112. AMStationEngineer

    AMStationEngineerHace 5 días

    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??"....