ASTM F3249 - 20

    Standard Specification for Treestands, Climbing Sticks, and Tripod or Tower Stands

    Active Standard ASTM F3249 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements for treestands, climbing sticks, and tripod/tower stands that are used for hunting, photographing, or general observation. Furthermore, this specification establishes minimum warning and package labeling, instructional content, safety device requirements, and physical testing parameters. This is a performance based specification and is not intended to restrict design.

    1.2 Partial utilization of this specification is prohibited. Any statement of compliance with this specification shall be a certification that the product tested meets all of the requirements of the specification in its entirety. A product that fails to meet any one of the requirements of this specification is considered to have failed this specification and shall not be sold with any indication that it meets parts of the specification.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F2123 Practice for Treestand Instructions

    F2125 Test Method for Treestand Static Stability and Adherence

    F2126 Test Method for Treestand Static Load Capacity

    F2128 Test Method for Treestand Repetitive Loading Capability

    F2275 Practice for Treestand Manufacturer Quality Assurance Program

    F2337 Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest System

    F2531 Test Method for Load Capacity of Treestand Seats


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3249-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3249-20, Standard Specification for Treestands, Climbing Sticks, and Tripod or Tower Stands, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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