It may sound easy: Just clip and zip, right? But zipline harnesses are a little tricky for those who have never used them, and cabling setups can vary by outfitter.

Plus, people new to zip lining sometimes build up unwanted fears about the activity’s safety of equipment, especially harnesses.

If you’re going on a guided zipline adventure or canopy tour, a professional operator will be on hand to make sure you’re secure, but it’s still good to know the basics.

To put you at ease here’s a quick general introduction to how to secure a harness from Zip Line Gear.