Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

  • Published on: 03 May 2021
  • Wind turbines have emergency exits, but they might not be for the reason you think. • Thanks to Octopus Energy: https://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: https://www.tomscott.com/safe/

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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott   5 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...!)

  • Ben Clarkson
    Ben Clarkson   33 seconds ago

    This guy is boss level annoying... I’m sorry to say

  • Mr.100 rupees
    Mr.100 rupees   1 minuts ago

    The emergency exit is a fireman poll like the ones in playgrounds

  • Jon Ray
    Jon Ray   1 minuts ago

    You always make a cool idea cooler. 2 wires or not, that's...intimidating.

  • ZenMaster
    ZenMaster   18 minuts ago

    4:56 Thank God, because that's the ONLY way you'd ever get me in that position.

  • kensaiix
    kensaiix   19 minuts ago

    here is to anyone claiming engineers do boring desk jobs inside, not requiring any fitness.

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith   21 minuts ago

    I don't think I could make my brain make my body listen

  • F9
    F9   24 minuts ago

    Use me as the "My hands got sweaty" Button

  • semproser19
    semproser19   29 minuts ago

    Tom Scott: I climbed a ladder1.5 Million people: hmm yes interesting

  • Luke Abram
    Luke Abram   31 minuts ago

    This made me feel really safe about wind turbines! Now every-time I climb all the way up I'm going to use the emergency exit, it's so much safer/cooler!

  • obamma
    obamma   32 minuts ago

    I found out recently that wind turbines were huge

  • Digital Fungus
    Digital Fungus   39 minuts ago

    @Tom Scott: When people tell you to do something, you DO NOT have to do it. That got my giblets shifting, so Kudos to you! Love the channel, keep being you. Please and thanks you.

  • Luke Connelly
    Luke Connelly   42 minuts ago

    At this point in my YouTube addiction, I just want to see the apex of the video. And because I’m a child I thought that meant jumping off of the turbine :/

  • Gear Grinder
    Gear Grinder   48 minuts ago

    Only you would be so excited to be in/on top of a windmillbless this channel, and all the content within

  • Pesky Blinders
    Pesky Blinders   49 minuts ago

    I really enjoyed that Tom. Cracking vid. I now want to pack in my 10 year career in business development and work on wind turbines... even though I have zero practical working experience. Wish me luck

  • saleh zayod
    saleh zayod   55 minuts ago

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  • VenatusDev
    VenatusDev   58 minuts ago

    Anyone else think that guy sounded like matt?

  • FehmarnKrone
    FehmarnKrone   1 hours ago

    Da hast du dir aber auch die kleinste ausgesucht xD

  • Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson   1 hours ago

    I want to do this but I’m not Tom Scott getting invited to crazy shot

  • I Adsum
    I Adsum   1 hours ago

    My palms are actually sweating

  • berndbrotify
    berndbrotify   1 hours ago

    TIL: Abseiling is an English word. I don't have to understand, why they took this specific word into the English lanuguage, do I?

  • kikibear
    kikibear   1 hours ago

    it always shocks me how big they are whenever i see them. don't see em often but they're neat. lots of them when driving through illinois

  • Sebby 324
    Sebby 324   1 hours ago

    When they where talking about emergency services climbing the turbine the ambulance service HART (hazardous area response team) could and would rescue somebody from the turbine

  • 325 BPM
    325 BPM   1 hours ago

    what if the turbine falls over?

  • Jeff I
    Jeff I   1 hours ago

    I'd have soiled myself! Glad you had fun though. I don't think they'd have convinced me to walk over the edge. I'd have to be unconcious!

  • Deslhorn
    Deslhorn   1 hours ago

    "And for some reason... They said yes!" Me everyday 😭