Install climbing aids above the seating platform, allowing you to climb above and step down onto the center of the standing platform. Never step up to your treestand from a climbing aid.
Chains, cables and straps must be adjusted and tightened properly to provide a stable installation of the stand. All treestand contact points must be in contact with the tree before you step onto your stand.
Never support your weight with a tree limb. Tree limbs can break causing you to fall.
Never use wood steps attached to the tree with nails or spikes.