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

    Tom Scott

    16 napja

    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

      14 órája

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

    • Carløs ;-;

      Carløs ;-;

      2 napja

      this video changed my life

    • Zzzz Zzzz

      Zzzz Zzzz

      2 napja

      thank you sponsor eagle

    • Paf


      3 napja

      @Teut Hamer what

    • Teut Hamer

      Teut Hamer

      4 napja

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

  2. Rain Man

    Rain Man

    2 órája

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

  3. mazzox


    5 órája

    Randomly got this on my reccomended anyone else?



    5 órája

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

  5. controlfreak1963


    7 órája

    I started my Tenet loop in one of those!

  6. Colton Cain

    Colton Cain

    7 órája

    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.

  7. MMT-Games


    7 órája

    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

  8. robert17


    9 órája

    i dont know why i expected this video to be better

  9. Gabriel


    9 órája

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

  10. Herpes-Lip


    10 órája

    Install an elevator. The turbine will power it.

  11. 郭文


    15 órája

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

  12. h8GWBî


    16 órája

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

  13. fred lonbottom

    fred lonbottom

    18 órája

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

  14. Dj none

    Dj none

    20 órája

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

  15. Aitor B

    Aitor B

    22 órája

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

  16. Paul Robert

    Paul Robert


    Not interesting at all

  17. morphman86



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

  18. LiamThm



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

  19. wesmatron



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

  20. Glen DeKoker

    Glen DeKoker



  21. Gianluca



    you can make a theme park out of it

  22. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt


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

  23. donnza c

    donnza c


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

    • vbddfy euuyt

      vbddfy euuyt


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

  24. Marcelo Jardon

    Marcelo Jardon


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

  25. Buddy Hendrix

    Buddy Hendrix



  26. Söt Gråvarg

    Söt Gråvarg


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

  27. Tactical Butter

    Tactical Butter


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

  28. MothproofKT



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

  29. Trevor Miles

    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.

  30. 1337



    i almost had a heart attack for just watching it

  31. L Alexander

    L Alexander


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

  32. Funny Valentine

    Funny Valentine


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




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

  34. bwc1976



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

  35. LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!

    LikeMyCommentsIfYouLoveMilad!!! #SubWay4Life!


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

  36. SolidSith



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

    • SolidSith



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

  37. Killed_By_The_Architect -

    Killed_By_The_Architect -


    You couldn't pay me enough.

  38. Turbowat?



    My what a mighty big bird annihilator you have.

  39. 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...

  40. Iliketobealone



    Anyone else saw that warp at 3:15

    • Killed_By_The_Architect -

      Killed_By_The_Architect -


      Looked like a glitch in the Matrix.

  41. Pilot Peego

    Pilot Peego

    2 napja

    I would have a parachute as a backup.😂

    • Killed_By_The_Architect -

      Killed_By_The_Architect -


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

  42. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

    2 napja

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

  43. Mr Neil

    Mr Neil

    2 napja

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

    • bocoy noiu

      bocoy noiu

      2 napja

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



    2 napja

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

  45. Carløs ;-;

    Carløs ;-;

    2 napja

    this video changed my life

  46. Cooking Parker

    Cooking Parker

    2 napja

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

  47. Smit Shilpatul

    Smit Shilpatul

    2 napja

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

  48. S H N

    S H N

    2 napja

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

  49. Marty Lynchian

    Marty Lynchian

    2 napja

    More people die with these windmills then Nuclear power plant.

  50. Kermit The Frog

    Kermit The Frog

    2 napja

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

  51. Ashen One

    Ashen One

    2 napja

    you are one brave guy xDDD

  52. Ronny Ron

    Ronny Ron

    2 napja

    Too much talkie

  53. Randy G

    Randy G

    2 napja

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

  54. Sports Trader

    Sports Trader

    2 napja

    Even on YT heights get to me.

  55. HellHound Actual

    HellHound Actual

    2 napja

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

  56. yoobster


    2 napja

    absolute mad lad!

  57. Andrew Storey

    Andrew Storey

    3 napja

    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

  58. Dr S4T4N

    Dr S4T4N

    3 napja

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

  59. Ethan Rowland

    Ethan Rowland

    3 napja

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

  60. sol star

    sol star

    3 napja

    That looks sssooooo cool !

    • bouytt guyt

      bouytt guyt

      3 napja

      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.

  61. Nue Houjuu

    Nue Houjuu

    3 napja

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

  62. Robert Pirlot

    Robert Pirlot

    3 napja

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

  63. ITSclassic


    3 napja

    how is this in my recommended

  64. Ernests Milass

    Ernests Milass

    3 napja

    octopus energy sucks stop making classic electric cars your ruining it

  65. L-Trizzle-12


    3 napja

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

  66. Edgar Renje

    Edgar Renje

    3 napja

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

  67. Cross Category

    Cross Category

    3 napja

    This kinda reminds me of indoor rock climbing

  68. Tech Gamer

    Tech Gamer

    3 napja

    Cursed Bungee jump

  69. Michael Anderson

    Michael Anderson

    3 napja

    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".

  70. Tesh Govindji

    Tesh Govindji

    3 napja

    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.

  71. Liquid Sofa

    Liquid Sofa

    3 napja

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

  72. Blu Scout

    Blu Scout

    3 napja

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

  73. petmensan


    3 napja

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

  74. Jacob Lee

    Jacob Lee

    3 napja

    Tom Scott knows precisely the content his audience wants.

    • vbddfy euuyt

      vbddfy euuyt

      2 órája

      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".

  75. Cramer White

    Cramer White

    3 napja

    How is Tom 24 and 44 at the same time?

  76. Amelia Mae

    Amelia Mae

    3 napja

    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.

  77. The Dominator

    The Dominator

    3 napja

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

  78. ButterBall


    3 napja

    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.

  79. Chez Man

    Chez Man

    3 napja

    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.

  80. Tony Totten

    Tony Totten

    3 napja


  81. Dixon Ticonderoga

    Dixon Ticonderoga

    3 napja


  82. Ham Mo

    Ham Mo

    3 napja

    Ugh health and safety is ridiculous

  83. The Grammar Police

    The Grammar Police

    3 napja

    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.

  84. Rambling Rob

    Rambling Rob

    4 napja

    I got goose bumps just watching Tom

  85. Nostrodumbass


    4 napja

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

  86. Paid Tourist

    Paid Tourist

    4 napja


  87. Sidharth Sreeram

    Sidharth Sreeram

    4 napja

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

  88. Karen Smith

    Karen Smith

    4 napja

    Nope!!! XD

  89. Sphinx the Minx

    Sphinx the Minx

    4 napja

    Switching it off to service it is cheating.

  90. Shaun Mcgowan

    Shaun Mcgowan

    4 napja

    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.

  91. AMStationEngineer


    4 napja

    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??"....

  92. Jānis Grīnvalds

    Jānis Grīnvalds

    4 napja

    One word "Aerones"

  93. The Rolling Troll

    The Rolling Troll

    4 napja

    Now that was a fun trip :D.

  94. SirHaugen


    4 napja

    You owe me a new keyboard. My hands were sweating and shorted the keyboard ..

  95. Paul Revere1776

    Paul Revere1776

    4 napja

    Very cool Tom. The flat Earth view was amazing!

  96. Izzy Ramos-Gunn

    Izzy Ramos-Gunn

    4 napja

    How do you have two attachment points if it's only 1 cable?

    • chibani


      2 napja

      What if one cable break? ... The second will save you. Redundancy my friend saves lives

  97. Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for

    Gawr Gura is the only one i shrimp for

    4 napja

    Damn the cameraman do be in creative mode

  98. NightOwl


    4 napja

    props to tom for being able to narrate whilst descending. i can't even imagine having to do several takes of that. 😂

  99. Ascertivus


    4 napja

    I think the interior of the structure, especially the column upon which the turbine sits, is quite fascinating!

  100. GAMED 21

    GAMED 21

    4 napja

    when u are way too much inspired by call of duty warzone