Reliability centred maintenance (RCM) is the method which is used for the selection of maintenance programme that can effectively achieves the required safety, standby and economy of operation. This contribution is focused on this sophisticated method and is aimed at the description steps of RCM. Moreover, the RCM project is described on an example of the production machine. The objective is to propose the most suitable maintenance system for this production machine. In this project, the specialized software AMST is used.