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!

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  • 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...!)

    Tom ScottTom ScottMånad sedan
    • Im a wind turbine technician for Senvion turbines and I love my job

      Rex ScottorumRex Scottorum15 timmar sedan
    • @BrutalSwede The explanation makes sense, but I've never made a SEcrone video because I don't want to, so I don't actually know how it works 😁

      Thomas DicksonThomas Dickson27 dagar sedan
    • Ok

      Fun AwesomeFun AwesomeMånad sedan
    • A*

      Fusion OnlineFusion OnlineMånad sedan
    • Bvvv me vß

      Braydon WilliamsBraydon WilliamsMånad sedan
  • What make of turbine is that??

    tx68tx68Timme sedan
  • If you didn't have a heart attack, use the emergency exit to get one.

    IgorRyltsevIgorRyltsev6 timmar sedan
    • Good one!

      FatiTank ErisFatiTank Eris3 timmar sedan
  • Turbines don't work.

    Tino RivasTino Rivas7 timmar sedan
  • Love the googly eyes on the helmet!

    Kate SernaKate Serna10 timmar sedan
  • How did you not just piss your self !!!! jeeee this is way too scary !!!!

    Ahmed YassinAhmed Yassin20 timmar sedan
  • That was really brave!

    iLEZtubeiLEZtube20 timmar sedan
  • are they using a fisherman's bend to tie the rope on to you? not a figure nine? or eight? I I would not use that rig..

    Mal ThomasMal ThomasDag sedan
  • That fall arrest system when you’re climbing up it sounds similar to auto-belay systems in indoor rock climbing

    Sam SchellhaseSam SchellhaseDag sedan
  • 500kw for something that takes about 4 or more balsa trees to make. Great for the environment! I hate wind turbines. Their ugly, inefficient, and make getting balsa for hobby projects hard. Over the past couple years balsa prices have QUADRUPLED.

    CameraCameraDag sedan
  • i would be scared shitless! D: holy balls this is no Bueno

    Kaji chuuKaji chuuDag sedan
  • Pity the two young men on the Piet de Wit turbine who were burnt to death in 2013 did not have one of these.

    chuukchuuk2 dagar sedan
  • 50m? The ones here around are closer to 300m.

    Finnish dudeFinnish dude2 dagar sedan
  • No way would I have done that tbf... Tom was really like "think of the ad revenue, think of the ad revenue. Think of the ad revenue."

    M RM R2 dagar sedan
  • I think they should also carry a max velocity centrifugal clutch device so they could ride it down the ladder's safety cable without triggering the anti-fall device.

    sanjuanstevesanjuansteve3 dagar sedan
  • Paracaidas? Por que murieron los 2 que uno se aventó y el otro por el pánico de quemarce? Deberían de darles paracaídas en caso de emergencia

    daniielo mayerdaniielo mayer4 dagar sedan
  • Fine Job! I couldn't rappel down the side. Then again I could climb up the inside either. Nice to see how things work in the real world.

    Joe WordenJoe Worden5 dagar sedan
  • You literally could not pay me enough to work on one of those things!

    Flies2FLLFlies2FLL7 dagar sedan
  • That fall catching slider is based from the same principle of a sprag in an automatic transmission. It will allow a shaft to turn only in one direction.

    CASUAL OBSERVERCASUAL OBSERVER7 dagar sedan
  • You can have that.

    Jaime CoburnJaime Coburn8 dagar sedan
  • I often wonder how many dead birds are at the bottom of those things. Bird strikes are constant in some areas.

    Javier TorresJavier Torres8 dagar sedan
  • 4:26 - "Happy?" ... "Happy!" > X DOUBT But I'm right there with you... figuratively... thankfully. That shit's terrifying for any well adjusted person.

    AlexeutAlexeut8 dagar sedan
  • Can they fit a slide spiraling from the top instead? seems fun.

    Irfan MuammarIrfan Muammar9 dagar sedan
  • I remember absailing down a cliff after climbing (with rope). The scariest thing was looking up at the top and the second was leaning back into the ropes to abseil back down.

    RufsRufs10 dagar sedan
  • What's not said is that the Weather is usually Windy (believe it or not !) and grey/probably raining ... So, it's not the pleasant experience portrayed here ... Furthermore, it seems that the number and extent of blade/other repairs has been so much higher than anticipated, vastly reducing the cost-effectiveness of these turbines for reasons of direct cost and aerodynamic inefficiency caused by damage ... The technology is moving on in a different direction to blades now ...

    Stephen FordStephen Ford11 dagar sedan
  • I couldn't even jump down when there was an auto belayer on me when climbing an indoor rock wall... and that was me being about 3m off the ground. I can't imagine doing it atop THAT.

    Charmaine EngCharmaine Eng11 dagar sedan
  • As a wind tech, huge props for getting the audio that clear inside the tower despite the reverb. I can barely understand what the guy next to me is saying half the time in person.

    MothmanMothman12 dagar sedan
  • I have intense acrophobia and watching this video literally made me have a panic attack

    7B_26_Tyrant Qiu7B_26_Tyrant Qiu13 dagar sedan
  • 1:43 That's a very informative, green sticker.

    John PowellJohn Powell13 dagar sedan
  • We're lucky those ropes didn't break, otherwise Earth might have been destroyed by the impact of his massive balls.

    Outworld StudiosOutworld Studios14 dagar sedan
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    Maggie KandaceMaggie Kandace15 dagar sedan
  • WOW!!!

    Vincent HarrisVincent Harris15 dagar sedan
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    Luis EnriquezLuis Enriquez15 dagar sedan
  • idk how that whole turbine didn't come crashing down from the sheer weight of his balls. I'm sitting here getting genuine physical pains just from just WATCHING this

    Noah StolarNoah Stolar16 dagar sedan
  • as always i feel like im a bit more informed after every one of your videos! thanks for following the facts so we dont have to!

    PonkPonk16 dagar sedan
  • i wanna climb a wind turbine so bad

    wing tipswing tips16 dagar sedan
  • I’m Nauseous just watching this

    Jack NastyJack Nasty17 dagar sedan
  • thank you for sharing this information, i love it

    Catur lifeliveCatur lifelive17 dagar sedan
  • Nopitty nope nope nope!

    carl johcarl joh19 dagar sedan
  • ...anyone else sweating... goodness gracious

    Devan KeyDevan Key19 dagar sedan
  • why the fk is rope holding you getting down vs a cable wtf

    Shang TsungShang Tsung19 dagar sedan
  • They can't seem to decide if they want to use ring generators or conventional gearbox designs, tells you everything you need to know about this tech.

    spikesterspikester19 dagar sedan
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    Luz ReeseLuz Reese20 dagar sedan
  • should of done a mission impossible descent at full sprint.

    rsonrson20 dagar sedan
  • That's a good thing because I would have blacked out the moment I looked out the top!

    Google AccountGoogle Account20 dagar sedan
  • literally a dream job

    Jure KlemenčičJure Klemenčič20 dagar sedan
  • “It’s ok, I got two wires I’m on two wires. I got two wires I got two wires”. Ba-dum-Tsch!

    Absolutely AverageAbsolutely Average20 dagar sedan
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    Warren CrossWarren Cross21 dag sedan
  • 4:52 Why can't we see the stick of the camera in the shot? Is it edited out or some angle by which we can't see it? Because Tom's hand and the shadow clearly shows that he's holding a stick with a camera attached to the top. This is so confusing 😵

    Sourin BasuSourin Basu21 dag sedan
  • Omg I thought there was gonna be like a shaft kind of like a small elevator, but hell no id rather die than do that LMAOO

    Azrael HexAzrael Hex21 dag sedan
  • Hi Tom, the answer to your question of "would emergency services climb the turbine" is probably YES. each ambulance service has a team called "HART" which stands for "Hazardous Area Response Team". They are trained for a variety of different scenarios, including rescue from water, enclosed spaces, and (in this situation) working at height. to confirm this, it may be worth putting in a FOI request to the various trusts to verify

    Andrew JonesAndrew Jones21 dag sedan
  • I'm a welder and metal fabricator. I repair feed bins and the bucket towers when work gets slow. No harness, no safety, climbing as much as 600ft with 40lbs of tools and grease covered hands on rusty towers held up by 1/4 cable. Somebody has to do it, and somebody has to pay.

    Cale PhillipsCale Phillips21 dag sedan
  • My idea of an emergency exit is a parachute encased in a tin box with a glass front including a little hammer with a sign that says please break encase of emergency. Iv seen the video of the 2 men stuck at the top while a fire was brewing under them. RiP to them guys

    TrutH HurTz*916TrutH HurTz*91621 dag sedan
  • 1:20 how'd you film that?

    TheOpacueTheOpacue22 dagar sedan
  • "....in my opinion"

    Ahanaf MuttakiAhanaf Muttaki22 dagar sedan
  • Ive been a wind turbine technician for 20 years. And because of the safety precautions we take it is the best job in the world

    Robert GutheridgeRobert Gutheridge22 dagar sedan
  • reading the title I expected a parachute

    NicholasNicholas22 dagar sedan
  • I repelled when I had a huge fear of heights. I no longer have that fear :)

    ItsButterzItsButterz22 dagar sedan
  • there is a horror story in my country where a wind turbine cough fire while 3 people where working on it 1 persoon died in the fire in the engine room 1 persoon died in the fire on top of it and 1 persoon jumped to his dead, the is a picker on the internet of the last few minutes of those 2 hugging each other

    Richard NightcoreRichard Nightcore22 dagar sedan
  • I would have to be passed out until I got the bottom. My fear of heights wouldn’t let me do this!

    VillaTVillaT22 dagar sedan
  • Heights make my balls hurt, even just watching it on youtube.

    Patrick ArmstrongPatrick Armstrong22 dagar sedan
  • Nope

    HelloHello23 dagar sedan
  • One of the most uncomfortable videos I’ve seen yet. My skin is still crawling and I still have a sick stomach.

    Matt MayoMatt Mayo23 dagar sedan
  • I had to go on a boom lift 35 feet up in the air yesterday. I HATED IT.... to feel your center of gravity shift and you have to trust the equipment....

    Sawyer RamosSawyer Ramos24 dagar sedan
  • My testicles feel weird watching this..... And not in a good way......

    Justin CrumptonJustin Crumpton24 dagar sedan
  • Keep that!

    23hublock123hublock124 dagar sedan
  • Whe I spotted this, I was shure it would involve a "base" jump.

    Harry SchaeferHarry Schaefer24 dagar sedan
  • 2:28 "to get casualties down" Im sorry what?

    Lucid FerretLucid Ferret24 dagar sedan
  • That looked like fun

    DextaMartijnDextaMartijn24 dagar sedan
  • How are you not scared howw

    Kapish patelKapish patel25 dagar sedan
  • My Sphincter's Auto Clinch just activated.

    InvincibletroInvincibletro25 dagar sedan
  • That looks a lot higher than 150ft!

    Landie ManLandie Man25 dagar sedan
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    Eard GarciaEard Garcia25 dagar sedan
  • The not so green energy, they still have no route for disposing of wind turbine blades, they are currently being landfilled across europe and UK.

    A&A BrittenA&A Britten25 dagar sedan
  • That made my hands sweaty just watching the video

    Mistah KingMistah King26 dagar sedan
  • What a thrill....

    nesh deznesh dez26 dagar sedan
  • 3:03 anyone else see the box glich?

    Beat Saber PlayerBeat Saber Player26 dagar sedan
  • 🤢 🤢🤢🤮🤮

    JorgeJorge26 dagar sedan
  • As an experienced rock climber, I still hate leaning backwards to descend

    Tommy BTommy B27 dagar sedan
  • 6ft ladders are THE most dangerous ladders

    Emily DunlapEmily Dunlap27 dagar sedan
  • I'd need to be unconscious to do that

    Jim CJim C27 dagar sedan
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    Nimesh PatelNimesh Patel27 dagar sedan
  • I think it is safer to have one camera and not hold it in your hands

    MALTAMALTA27 dagar sedan
  • It's all fun and games untill a gust blows the person descending into the blades

    Eddie ArcegaEddie Arcega28 dagar sedan
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    Claribel PenickClaribel Penick28 dagar sedan
  • Thats wild!!!

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    Oliver McKayOliver McKay28 dagar sedan
  • 1:00 Why don't you intentionally fall and show us how it works? Scared? 2:03 Ignorance knows no bounds.

    armybeef68armybeef6828 dagar sedan
  • NOPE! The people that work on these things are an anomaly to me.

    June's Outside ContactJune's Outside Contact28 dagar sedan
  • Now descend with a 50 MPH wind blowing!!

    Arizona DriverArizona Driver28 dagar sedan
  • Why do British find boring things exciting

    Québécois Foie GrasQuébécois Foie Gras28 dagar sedan
  • 4:29 *_s n i p_*

    AquariusAquarius29 dagar sedan
  • Tom is actually doing this and I’m getting a shiver in my bones looking at it

    Pandora TheClayPandora TheClay29 dagar sedan
  • I'm glad it will still take you down if you're unconscious, because that's what I would be after I looked down from up there🤮🤣

    mark mmark m29 dagar sedan
  • that wind turbine can power 17 average homes according to google

    David GDavid G29 dagar sedan
  • It's like being inside a spaceship!

    Drew LovelyhellDrew Lovelyhell29 dagar sedan
  • If Tom got an e-mail, 99% it's about him wanting to learn to fly.

    YouTube-KanalYouTube-Kanal29 dagar sedan
  • In the more than a decade of this channel I had to wonder if Tom had somehow managed to never abseil before.

    TheSeventhChildTheSeventhChildMånad sedan
  • For some reason i thought it would be really badass and jump off with a parachute but its actually a rope which puts you in the ground safely, still a little badass ngl

    Rain Gaming278Rain Gaming278Månad sedan
  • Cool stuff

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