Trial Managers Terms & Conditions

 By ‘ticking’ the box you have agreed to the following terms & conditions. 


Third party liability and third-party insurance, a copy of the certificate to be on show at the trial. 

Note: You must ensure that you have adequate insurance to hold a SWUK trial/s. SWUK does not provide insurance or cover any accidents or incidents that may occur at your trials. 


A refund must be offered and paid by the trial’s manager to competitors if the trial is cancelled for any reason. Refunds will be adjusted after the Trials manager has deducted any incurred expenses. A guide would be 20% of the entry fee refundable. 

Rescheduling the event 

The TM has the option to reschedule the trial to a later date. If any of the competitors for any reason cannot attend the rescheduled date the TM will reimburse the competitor, the entry in full. 

Risk Assessment 

It is the responsibility of individual trials managers to undertake their own risk assessment at all SWUK trials to cover all likely eventualities, with respect to the health and safety of all those who attend and for fire prevention issues. (A sample copy can be provided) 

First aid 

First aid provisions must be included as part of the risk assessment, in line with the size of the venue and the number of expected attendees. 

Vet on call 

We recommend that you also make available contact details for a local vet on call. In the unlikely event of a dog needing treatment from a vet, the person who owns the dog to be made aware that they are responsible for the vet fees. 

Incident Book 

An incident book must be available for use at every trial. Anything that occurs at an event that is ‘out of the ordinary’ should be considered an incident and logged in the incident book even if those involved do not wish to take any action. Terms and Conditions for Trial Managers 


Harsh Handling 

Any harsh handling incidents must be written in the incident book and to be signed by two witnesses. Trials Managers to report all harsh handling incidents to the focus group via the SWUK complaints e-mail. 

TM conduct at a trial 

The TM to act in professional, courteous and fair manner towards judges, scribes, helpers & competitors 


Please familiarise yourself with the ‘complaints procedure’ on the website under the tab ‘Qualifications & Rules’. 

Notification from a competitor regarding a dog with a bite history 

The TM must contact their Insurance Company to ascertain if any dog entered with a biting history is covered by their insurance. If such an incident occurs or if such an incident happens whilst the trial is in operation the incident must be logged in the incident book even if those involved do not wish to take any action. 

SWUK cannot be held responsible for any Civil or Criminal Action in relation to any Trial that is run on or on behalf of SWUK, where the TM accepts dogs who either has bitten or does bite at a Trial.