A fixed position or hang-on treestand is secured to the tree at the elevation where it is used. The user usually ascends the tree by some means, lifts the treestand to the desired position and secures it for use.
When using a fixed position or hang-on type stand, practice attaching the stand at ground level before using it in a hunting environment.
Use a FAS/FBH and a climbing/lineman's belt when installing or removing a fixed position stand or climbing aids, anytime you are ascending or descending the tree, and before entering or exiting a fixed position stand. Stay connected to the tree from the time you leave the ground until you're back down.
Use a haul line to raise and lower the treestand. Never climb with anything on your back or in your hand.
Sectional ladders and steps should be spaced on the tree to ensure each step is no more than 19 inches apart. Check every ladder section connection every time you use the ladder, before you leave the ground. If any ladder sectons are separating, do not use the ladder.