The FACTS (Failure and ACcidents Technical information System) website and knowledge hub is an accident database which contains information on more than 25,700 (industrial) accidents (incidents) involving hazardous materials or dangerous goods that have happened all over the world during the past 90 years. The main objective of the FACTS chemical accident database is to learn from accidents or incidents and to prevent them in the future. FACTS contains more than 25,700 accidents and can be used as an in-house reference system. The accidents are coded in abstracts making the existing data suitable for risk analysis, risk management, damage prevention and statistics. The abstracts are also very accessible, making even the most complex accidents easier to comprehend.