Taking The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine

3. mai. 2021
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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/
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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...!)

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    • lmao

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    • Cool Video! I noticed how you've been using the red line/Arrow on the left side of your thumbnail images for the videos And I was wondering if there's anything significant about the layout or subconscious draw to that template?

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    • Hi, can we expect more videos on wind turbines and how they work and how they are operated? This is very interesting! :)

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    • hdd

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    • Could have just made the video longer. Brilliant idea

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  • My hands sweated watching this

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  • Tom, you're a madman. I appreciate your videos a lot.

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  • Tom: I've got an email, Me: Oh he's got a sponsership

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  • Can you do a video about Sutton Hoo?

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  • Tom Scott > Tom Cruise

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  • Wow great video, nerve-racking but great

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  • I used to climb radio towers for a living but I had the opportunity to climb one of the bigger turbines once, the feeling of being outside on that wet curved surface at the top was way more unnerving than hanging off any piece of angle iron I've hung from my finger tips on.

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  • Turbines are a scam

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  • I love how tom doenst cut away those 'and thats a video' things

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  • Na, if i do that my heart and my balls would switch their places with each other instantly.

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  • ...and the best part of Octopus is their 5p/kwh overnight leccy rate to charge my EV :)

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  • Tom: "Look at that view!!!" Me: grabs desk, tries not to pass out.

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  • Safest Job there is. Unless a fire starts below and youre on top.

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    • I’ve got two wires

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  • Turbines are not green or renewable

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  • How would a guy go about getting one of those retired blades, when they replace them? if they are hollow i would like to see if i can use them in a boat design as additional buoyancy. do the cans get replaced too? if so what would they take to get ahold of as well?

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  • What happens if you are climbing the tower and you accidentally slip and fall upwards? Will the failsafe work?

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  • Yay Octopus! (My provider)

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  • i am proud of you Tom! I know you are afraid of heights

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  • It's Tom, i like before video starts.

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  • Wasn't it because of a Netherland Wind Turbine incident, where two engineers died because of a fire and blocked emergency escape, that these external emergency descendts became mandatory?

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  • Maybe I'm dumb but wouldn't it be a good idea to wrap ther turbine in solar panels? It's already producing power and it's absorbing a tonne of sunlight so...

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  • Girls :why we live longer Boys 4:58

  • 4:14 what you came for

  • 😂😂😂 forgets to walking- main mistake😂😂😂

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  • Biggest balls of the year award goes to: Sir Thomas Scott

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  • You, and all the lads that work there, have massive pairs of nuts to do that!

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  • After all that talk about it it didn't even look like they lowered him down on a controlled rate descender, looked more like a releasable. Also this is the greatest job ever. Blade Repair via Rope Access

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  • Would your face hit the ladder if the harness caught you?

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  • I’ve got two wires

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  • Nope nope nope x infinity

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  • Jesus christ this scared me

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  • Nice :)

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  • You couldn't pay me to do this

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  • Ur guy has 4 minutes to get to the ground before he's dead

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  • Use a fisk

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  • “I’ve got two balls “but they are no way big enough to ascend or descend a wind turbine.

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  • Great attitude to fight your fear, state the obvious.

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  • The wind turbines are what need to make the exit!

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  • Never in a million life times will I ever do that. Decend or climb a wind turbine

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  • no no no no no no

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  • 😄 ..𝑺𝒐 𝒘𝒆'𝒓𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒊𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈?.. 4:51

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  • Is this because of those two people who died from a fire on one?

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  • Awww. You didn’t show my favorite part. The thousands and thousands of birds killed each year by wind turbines.

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  • Has a government funded wind turbine ever paid for itself?

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  • Wow! I felt the pain in my legs!

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  • They're 140 meters or 450 feet in America.

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  • Does this count as rapelling down a building? (even if it isn't a building)

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  • Imagine regaining consciousness halfway down..

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  • Me: theres a fire and I need to get to the emergency exit! The emergency exit: *just climb that 60 foot ladder over there*

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  • Bravo! A Tom Scott video I actually liked! Idk what it is about you, bro. You seem like an awesome guy, and I'm sure we'd get along, I just feel like I'm watching the news or something when you're videos come one.

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  • wow. props for 4:15..... all i can say is never in a million years

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  • I climbed a radio tower same fall arrest except it wasn't such a nice clean ladder

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  • 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!!

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  • TIL these things have insides

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

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  • Why Nuclear power plant is so much better worked on the USS Enterprise in the 90s and not Star Trek.

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  • Tom Scott, known for having big balls of steel!

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  • Rapping off the east ledges of El Caption has a much better view in my opinion.

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  • I'm not afraid of heights but that.... That scares me

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  • I could never... Nope.

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  • Didn't fancy doing the full John Noakes?

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  • Wow, I don't know if I could have had the nerves to just walk backwards off of a turbine like that! Good job!

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  • From my experience repelling, it’s terrifying to transition when the wall is 15 feet tall. I can’t imagine trying to transition on top of a turbine

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  • I am so jealous!

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  • Brilliant watch that! Would love to do this as my job!

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  • In the zombie apocalypse a wind turbine is a decent place to hide

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  • Ruin your day if you miss calculated the rope Length.

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  • This was great. I would do that in a second, no doubt.

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  • What if it's on fire?

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  • Amazing

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

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  • Tom Scott or.... Tony Greenberg

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  • Lmfao nope.

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

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  • 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)

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

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • this looks SO. DAMN. FUN.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Cool seeing this as it is on my bucket list. Fingers crossed I be able to do so. Who knows. 😊

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  • Octopuses love wind turbines

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  • 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!"

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  • One word. NOPE

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

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  • 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.

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  • Wind turbines will never be carbon neutral

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

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

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  • Him : oh look at that view Me : ima just take the ladder

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  • My dude had to keep reminding himself he's got two wires I feel you I wouldn't do it with three 😂

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  • 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!!

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  • 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!!

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    • I really appreciate the googly eyes on the hat.

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  • tom should run for parliament again

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

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