Once you are securely attached to the tree, attach the top of the stand to the tree. Do not sit or stand on the platform until the attachment means has been securely fastened. Always follow manufacturer's warning and instructions when installing or removing a ladder stand and/or safety harness. As you approach the top of the ladder, connect the tree belt to the tree and your FAS/FBH tether to the tree belt as soon as possible.
Once you are in the stand, slide the tree belt with attached tether to eye level or above. The tether should have NO slack when sitting.