A ladder treestand consists of a ladder with an attached platform.
When using a ladderstand, make sure the ladder sections are securely held together with retainer pins, clips, or some other device to prevent the ladder sections from coming apart unexpectedly. Check every ladder section connection every time you use the stand, before you leave the ground. If ladder sections are separating, do not use the stand.
Ladder stands should unclude criss-cross straps, standoff brackets or other means of securing the ladder to the tree before climbing to the platform.