It's not a silly question at all. Basically the auditor needs to see that you can produce safely without a lack of financial resources or staff being a limiting factor that affects your ability to do this. Observations and evidence collected throughout the audit will show the auditor whether this clause has been complied with. Part of the BRC interpretation for 1.1.7 reads:
The auditor will examine this requirement during the site tour and desktop audit. The auditor will expect the site to demonstrate that it is adequate resourcing its product safety activities, which may include capital expenditure (e.g. for repairs or new equipment), staff levels and staff training.
I've included a paragraph in my Senior Management Commitment policy which relates to 1.1.7. It mentions the HACCP multidisciplinary team, investment in fabrication and equipment, having sufficient staff and sufficiently training staff as commensurate with their roles, procedures and reviews of the food safety management systems.
But it's also important that this is the case in practise. I.e. if your auditor notices a number of non-conformances that relate to a lack of staff for example, or equipment in disrepair and unsuitable for safe food production, then they would question whether sufficient resources are available. Again quoted from the interpretation guides:
"...as the ability of the site to meet the requirements of the Standard will partly demonstrate that the appropriate resources and skills are available."
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