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Standards

Several years ago, upon forming the association, industry standards were developed and voted on for acceptance by the association. All known treestand manufacturers, both members and non-members at that time, were contacted and furnished with the draft standards for review. The standards were adopted at an annual meeting and two independent engineering testing companies (see below) were contracted to certify that each product met or exceeded these TMA Standards. This is a continuous process and certification includes the approval of a manufacturing quality control process by the manufacturer.

Only those standards that have been approved by TMA Members are being used for testing. However, since 2001, ASTM (the American Society for Testing Materials) has also approved and adopted 11 TMA standards. These standards have been approved by ASTM and are in the process of being updated to current TMA Standards. Please see below for a listing of these standards:

Standard
Status
ASTM F2120-06 (2010) (TMS 01-Practice for Testing Treestand Load Capacity) Approved by ASTM 2010
ASTM F2121-13 (TMS 02-Practice for Testing Labels) Approved by ASTM 2013
ASTM F2122-13 (TMS 03-Practice for Teststand Safety Devices) Approved by ASTM 2013
ASTM F2123-13 (TMS 04-Practice for Treestand Instructions) Approved by ASTM 2013
ASTM F2124-13 (TMS 05-Practice for Testing Ladder, Tripod and Climbing Stick Load Capacity) Approved by ASTM 2013
ASTM F2125-09 (TMS 12-Test Method for treestand Adherence Static Stability) Approved by ASTM 2009
ASTM F2126-06(2010) (TMS 11-Test Method for Treestand Static Load) Approved by ASTM 2010
ASTM F2128-13 (TMS 15-Test Method for Treestand Repetitive Loading Capacity) Approved by ASTM 2013
ASTM F2275-10 (TMS 09-Pratice for Treestand Manufacturer Quality Assurance Program) Approved by ASTM 2010
ASTM F2337-11 (TMS 06-Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest System) Approved by ASTM 2011
ASTM F2531-05(2009) (TMS 17-Test Method for the Load Capacity of Treestand Seats) Approved by ASTM 2009
TMS 01 Rev C 06/25/10 (Standard Practice for Testing Treestand Load Capacity) Approved 6/25/10, Effective Jan. 1, 2011
TMS 02 Rev E 6/15/12 (Standard Practice for Testing Labels) Approved 6/15/12 Effective June 15, 2012
TMS 03 Rev I 6/25/10 (Standard Practice for Treestand Safety Devices) Approved 6/25/10, Effective Jan. 1, 2011
TMS 04 Rev I 09/30/11 (Standard Practice for Treestand Instructions) Approved 9/30/11, Effective Jan. 1, 2012
TMS 05 Rev E 6/15/12 (Standard Practice for Testing Ladder, Tripod and Climbing Stick Load Capacity) Approved 6/15/12 Effective June 15, 2012
TMS 06 Rev G 11/12/10 (Standard Test Method for Treestand Fall Arrest System) Approved 11/12/10,Effective Jan.1,2012
TMS 09 Rev C 6/26/09 (Standard Practice for Treestand Manufactuer Quality Assurance Program) Approved 6/26/09 Effective Jan. 1, 2010
TMS 11-98 Rev D 06/24/04 (Standard Test Method for Treestand Static Load) Approved 06/24/04, Effective Jan. 1, 2005
TMS 12-04 06/24/04 (Standard Test Method for Treestand Adherence Static Stability) Approved 06/24/04, Effective Jan. 1, 2005
TMS 15 Rev D 06/15/12 (Standard Test Method for Treestand Repetitive Loading Capability) Approved 06/15/12, Effective June 15, 2012
TMS 17-04 11/17/04 (Standard Test Method for the Load Capacity of Treestand Seats) Approved 11/17/04, Effective Jan 1, 2005

Copies of the current TMA Standards can be obtained by contacting the TMA Office at (601) 584-7983 or sending your request to info@tmastands.com.



TMA has approved three independent engineering firms that contract with the member for testing. For additional information about product testing, please contact the TMA Office or one of the testing firms listed below:


Scientific Testing Laboratories, Inc.
Contact: Devin Legendre E-mail: riblessone06@yahoo.com
Phone: 225-358-0648
Fax: 225-356-2740
2547 Weller Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Web site: www.scientifictesting.com




TEC Services
235 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Contact: Shawn McCormick
Toll Free: 866-562-8549
Phone: 770-817-2525
Fax: 770-995-8550
Email: smccormick@tecservices.com
Web Site: www.tecservices.com



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