Tree Stand Manufacturer’s Association or also known as TMA is a non profit organization that has set out to establish safety standards for the hunting and specifically the tree stand industry. Tree stands that are certified by the TMA are commercially designed using the highest quality materials, and tested to meet high standards.
The TMA specifically devotes its resources to treestand safety. It endeavors to improve treestand safety by education in the proper use of treestands, the development of treestand & harness test standards, manufacturing quality control and the promotion of mandatory use of a Fall Arrest System specifically, a Full Body Harness.
Further, the TMA requires its members to actively seek certification of conformance to association standards on all treestand & harness products. Product certification is published on the TMA web site and also publicized within the hunting population to assist the consumer and Retailer/Buyer in their selection of products meeting these standards.