Once you are securely attached to the tree, attach the top of the stand to the tree. Do not sit or stand to the tree. Do not sit or stand on the platform until the attachment means has been securely fastened. ALWAYS follow manufacturer's warnings & instructions when installing or removing a ladder stand and/ or safety harness.
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.