I'm replacing a light in my hallway. Before starting, I turned the light on, turned off the lighting-ring breaker, confirmed the light went out, and then turned off the light-switch for good measure.
Once I had removed the conductors from the terminal-block, I started pulling the bare wires back through the housing of the old light. At this point, presumably two of the three wires touched, or shorted through the light housing, and the RCD for the whole property went off.
I don't understand why this happened. Could the Neutral conductor still have been energised, and that is what flipped the RCD? Or, could it be that the breaker for my lighting ring and the light-switch for this outlet are on the Neutral rather than the Live? Is this expected behaviour on a UK installation, or is it time for me to get my friendly local electrician in to investigate further?