When installing a ladder stand, check the ground under the stand to make sure it is firm and level. Sloping ground or an uneven surface can cause the ladder to tilt or shift off the tree as you climb. Seat the bottom ladder section firmly into the ground according to the manufacturer's instructions before climbing.
Ladder stands require 3 persons to install or remove correctly. Don't risk your safety or the safety of others by attempting to install it yourself.
Always lean forward and maintain three points of contact while climbing the ladder.
Example: Two hands, one foot.