Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR)

Registration is full for both the Saskatoon and Regina Train-the-Trainer sessions for TLR. Spots remain in both the Saskatoon and Regina TLR Re-Certification sessions.


What is TLR?

TLR stands for Transferring Lifting Repositioning. The TLR program is designed to assist workers with identifying and managing/eliminating risks associated with client handling and moving general objects. TLR includes a thorough assessment process of self, environment/equipment and client/object.  TLR is developed to assist organizations with meeting the minimum requirements of Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Legislation related to safe client handling and musculoskeletal injuries.

TLR's core concept is: minimal amount of manual effort with the maximum use of equipment.  

The goals of the TLR program include:

  • Improve how employees prepare for and accomplish their work
  • Decrease the frequency of lost time related to musculoskeletal injuries
  • Reduce the severity of lost time related to musculoskeletal injuries
  • To meet the requirements of applicable Occupational Health and Safety Legislation


SARC Has a TLR Instructor who provides the TLR Train-the-trainer and Re-certification courses

It is important that the trainer candidate:

  • Is committed to promoting a safe workplace
  • Is committed to the use of good body mechanics
  • Has the physical ability to demonstrate the physical manoeuvres of the TLR program
  • Is comfortable presenting materials to other, including co-workers
  • Has good communication and motivational skills
  • Their job duties allow for the flexibility to provide TLR
  • Has the ability to disseminate TLR materials 

It is recommended that a TLR Trainer be in a supervisory-type position.    

Once the TLR Train-the-Trainer session is completed, the trainer then returns to the organization and teaches the TLR program to the organization’s staff.

Attendees are required to wear comfortable clothing to the three-day training session as demonstration of maneuvers, transferring, lifting, and repositioning is required.  Please note that there is the chance that clothing may be torn or ripped during training.  Footwear must have a closed toe and be secure to the foot.

Upon successfully completing this course, participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. Trainers must be re-certified every three years in order to retain their trainer status.

If you are not employed by a SARC Member Agency, please click here to inquire how to go about getting your trainer status.


SARC Member Agency: Train-the-Trainer $175

SARC Member Agency: Re-certification $50

(Accommodations, travel, and lunch costs are not included).  

Attendees will be given all necessary materials at the training session.

*Attendees who are not employed by a SARC Member Agency must receive permission from SASWH, the owner of the TLR program, to be trained by SARC. If you are not a SARC Member, please click here to be re-directed to the SASWH website.


In Saskatoon, the TLR Train-the-Trainer and re-certification sessions will be held at Porteous Lodge/Jubilee Residences. 833 Avenue P North, Saskatoon.

In Regina, the TLR Train-the-Trainer and re-certification sessions will be held at the SASWH Head Office. 852 Albert Street, Regina.

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